Independent producer George Colburn has created a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career, a period covering from 1941 to 1961. His latest project – “Eisenhower’s Secret War” – debuts in May 2013 on public television stations nation-wide and focuses on Ike’s campaign to wage peace in the aftermath of World War II. American History TV is airing a selection of interviews that Mr. Colburn has conducted over the last two decades with the people closest to Ike during the war years and his presidency. This interview from the Eisenhower Legacy Collection features unedited excerpts from a 1995 conversation with journalist Walter Cronkite. He knew Eisenhower in England during World War II and recalls his “white hat” reputation among his troops and the wartime press. And he describes how the “People’s Man” – as Cronkite called Ike – made the transition from war hero to president.