Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within an inch of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable, but Reagan had been grievously injured, him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he overcome his traumatic experience while carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world? Based on the best-selling book, Killing Reagan begins in the final months leading up to the 1980 presidential election. It explores the challenges Reagan faced to define himself as a leader, and delves into the downward spiral of an aimless and deranged John Hinckley Jr. as he unravels - leading to the fateful day when these disparate figures collided.