Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed a popularity as President of the United States that is unparalleled in modern times. The war hero, who served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, returned home to universal admiration. A patriotic America elected him as the 34th President. This documentary traces Eisenhower through the war years and into the White House, as he made the transition from wartime to peacetime leader. The program examines some of the issues Eisenhower faced, from the Cold War to desegregation, with his legendary strong will and equanimity. Archival film footage, photographs, personal accounts, interviews, and scholarly commentary tell the story of this American hero.
career-retrospective, Cold-War, commander, desegregation, President, war-hero