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Biography, History, Sociopolitical Documentary published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS American Experience series in 1993 - English narration

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"He went off to war an unknown soldier and returned a beloved national hero. Often dismissed as a 'do-nothing' president and a good-natured bumbler, Dwight D. Eisenhower -- the last American president to be born in the 19th century -- was actually a skillful politician, a tough Cold War warrior, and one of America's most misunderstood and unappreciated presidents. When he left office in 1961, historians ranked Eisenhower in the bottom third of American presidents, below Chester Arthur. By the 1990s, he ranked near the top."

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Originally aired on the "Presidents" series on PBS' American Experience, the story of Dwight D. Eisenhower covers his days from childhood to his WWII heroics, his marriage to Mamie Doud, the rumored affair with military driver Kay Summersby, and details his tenure as America's 34th president. Ike, as he was affectionately nicknamed, became a Five Star General in the second World War, commanding the invasion of Normandy, and, in the Battle of the Bulge, defeated Germany's last offensive. During his presidency, the Korean War ended, the Interstate Highway System was laid out, and America's nuclear arsenal expanded. Despite efforts to contain Communism, Eisenhower was no sympathizer of zealots and worked behind the scenes to undermine Joseph McCarthy. Eisenhower's early legacy as the "do-nothing" president has deteriorated since he left office in 1960, and, as seen here, his actions as a skillful politician have been brought to light. ~ Brooke Hodess, All Movie Guide

Producer(s): Austin Hoyt/Adriana Bosch

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  • File Sizes - 718 MB, 718 MB, 1.4GB total.
  • Length - 2h 20m
  • Video:
  • Codec - XviD MPEG-4
  • Bitrates - 1284 KB/s, 1351 KB/S
  • Resolution - 608 x 464
  • Aspect Ratio - 4/3
  • Framerate - 29.97 FPS
  • Audio:
  • Codec Name - MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Bitrate - 75 KB/s (VBR)
  • Channels - 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate - 32000 Hz
  • Ripped by: personcult, posted at Demonoid.
  • Ripped from an Out of Production DVD. This is a rare find.

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