Eisenhower's Secret War

The Lure Of The Presidency

Season 1, Episode 1 of 2

The first hour chronicles Eisenhower's exploits in World War II, his decision to enter presidential politics, and his fulfillment of an election promise to seek a solution to ending the Korean War, after more than 33,000 military deaths. It also follows the grassroots movement to draft Eisenhower as the Republican candidate for president; Eisenhower's reluctant decision to leave his powerful position at NATO; his fight for the Republican Party's nomination against "neo isolationist" Sen. Robert Taft, the leader of the GOP; his campaign against Democrat Adlai Stevenson; and finally, his election as the 34th president.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/11/2013
7 a.m.
5/11/2013
1 p.m.
5/11/2013
8 p.m.
5/12/2013
1 a.m.
11/11/2014
6 p.m.
11/12/2014
5/16/2015
10 p.m.
6/16/2015
8 p.m.
6/17/2015
2 a.m.
6/21/2015
2 p.m.
6/22/2015
1 a.m.
6/23/2015
2 p.m.
4/30/2016
10 p.m.
4/1/2017
10 p.m.
4/3/2017
2 a.m.
1/27/2018
1 p.m.
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