Politics
4:02 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Watch "Eisenhower's Secret War" in two parts on KENW

EISENHOWER'S SECRET WAR examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. Based on recent research by established scholars and writers, the two-part documentary series provides a fresh understanding of how Eisenhower's national security policies and tactics kept a divided world at peace during the 1950s and in the ensuing decades. The first part, "The Lure of the Presidency," chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower — then NATO commander in Europe — as the Republican candidate for president in 1952. The second hour, "Building Weapons, Talking Peace,” recounts President Eisenhower's battles against the Soviet Union in the escalating arms race. Hosted by Evan Thomas, journalist and author of the critically acclaimed book Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World, EISENHOWER’S SECRET WAR features the accounts of more than 20 witnesses, both American and Soviet, to the major events of the era.

"Eisenhower's Secret War" airs on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. (Pt. 1) and on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. (Pt. 2) on channel 3.

"Eisenhower's Secret War" airs on Tuesday, May 21st at 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 28th at 3:00 p.m. (Pt. 1)  and on Tuesday, May, 28th at 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m. (Pt. 2) on channel 3-1.

The two-part documentary examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. The first hour, "The Lure of the Presidency," chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower — then Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe — as the Republican candidate for president. Pictured, Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon.
The two-part documentary examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. The first hour, "The Lure of the Presidency," chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower — then Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe — as the Republican candidate for president. Pictured, Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon.