Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

The fourth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career were discussed through rarely seen… read more

The fourth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career were discussed through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and vaults of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. Library officials guided a tour of the library and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Series historian and consultant Richard Norton Smith participated from the studio in Washington, D.C.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president to use television extensively to communicate with the American public. Highlighted film, sound, documents and artifacts featured during the program included Eisenhower’s ground-breaking use of television during the 1952 presidential campaign; Eisenhower’s establishment of television “firsts,” such as the first-ever televised presidential news conference and the first-ever televised cabinet meeting; two of Eisenhower’s major televised addresses, including his speech on the 1957 crisis at Little Rock Central High School over desegregation of public schools, and his 1961 Farewell Address to the nation that contains his warning about the “military-industrial complex.”

C-SPAN’s Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered is a 12-week series airing live on location from the 12 presidential libraries spanning Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Daniel D. Holt Director Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
  • James Leyerzapf Senior Archivist Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

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Program ID:
200504-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Abilene, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Sep 28, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2007

Airing Details

  • Sep 28, 2007 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 2007 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2007 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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