Book Discussion on Eisenhower: The White House Years

Jim Newton recounts the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961). The author refutes the commonly held criticism that President… read more

Jim Newton recounts the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961). The author refutes the commonly held criticism that President Eisenhower was complacent by citing his transformation of an $8 billion deficit to a $500 million surplus, the creation of an interstate highway system, and the president’s constant refusal to utilizethe atomic bomb when pressured by his generals. In his talk Mr. Newton focused on the president’s appointment of Chief Justice Earl Warren and the Brown v. Board of Eduction decision. Jim Newton also responded to questons from members of the audience at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. close

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  • Newton, Jim Editor at Large Los Angeles Times->Editorial Page
  • Rives, Timothy Deputy Director Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum

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Book Discussion on Eisenhower: The White House Years

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Program ID:
303074-1
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Location:
Abilene, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 14, 2013

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  • Dec 10, 2011 | 8:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2011 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 12, 2011 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2012 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2013 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2013 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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