Former President Richard Nixon served as Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vice-president over two terms, from January 1953 to January 1961. He sat down for an extended interview with independent producer George Colburn for a documentary series on Ike’s military and political career. Mr. Nixon – who died in 1994 at the age of 81 – spoke about the Eisenhower he knew. These are unedited excerpts from that 1991 conversation. We’ll hear about Eisenhower’s views on U.S.-Soviet relations, communism, the Middle East and the Space Race. Mr. Nixon recalls a decisive president who, he said, was always the calmest man in the room. And he explains why he himself never called the president “Ike.” This interview is from the Eisenhower Legacy Collection.