Why we still like Ike

November 3rd, 2011

We've spent some time lately talking about the 70's.  Today we go back even further.   When once asked about the impact of the French Revolution, former Chinese Premiere Chou En-lai said it "was too soon to know." Certainly the scope and impact of history is always evolving. So too is the reputation of the thirty-fourth President. Originally thought to be modest, in the wake of the Kennedy excitement of the early 1960's, history has come to appreciate the calm, no drama approach of the Eisenhower Presidency and what it actually accomplished. Looking at today's leaders, a well seasoned grown up might look pretty attractive.

Veteran journalist Jim Newton, takes a look at Eisenhower: The White House Years. My conversation with Jim Newton: