InFocus: American Biography [3 Discs] [DVD]

Cardmember Offers


Special Features

  • Newly Discovered Newsreel footage of Howard Hughes Ron & Nancy
  • The Reagan Humor
  • Reagan Speeches
  • Reaganomics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Iran/Contra Scandal
  • The Assassination Attempt
  • His Critics and Admirers


Howard Hughes: The Man & the Madness
One of America's most fascinating public figures is profiled in this documentary. As an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Hughes lived a varied and famous life. He inherited his grand oil fortune at the age of 17 and quickly took off for Hollywood, but the film industry wasn't Hughes' only interest. He excelled in aviation, having set a speed record in an airplane of his own design. One of his inventions, the push-up bra, re-energized women's fashions. Through archival footage and interviews, this release traces the path Hughes took from stardom to self-imposed obscurity. ~ Sarah Ing, Rovi

J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisitions
For over forty years J. Edgar Hoover served as director of the F.B.I., his entire career devoted to rooting out anti-American activities and fighting communism in the name of democracy. From the "Red Scare" of the 1920s to Hoover's tireless mission to root out actors, politicians, and protestors suspected of engaging in communist activities, this release puts the master propagandist's paranoid legacy under the microscope to explore how one man's deep-rooted obsession can grip an entire nation in fear. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Ronald Reagan: An American Legend
This program from ABC News takes a look at the life of President Ronald Reagan by examining letters that he wrote over the years to Vietnam vets, farmers, leaders and other figures in history. The documentary also includes President Raegan's children who discuss their relationship with and memories of their father. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Howard R. Hughes
    Howard R. Hughes
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.