From Yorktown to the Civil War, Pearl Harbor to 9/11, discover the pivotal moments that defined each president’s life and legacy and the lessons we can draw from them. New episodes available the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
60 years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling through the streets of Dallas. Stephen Fagin, curator of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, takes us through the tragic day and discusses why Kennedy's assassination has attracted so much doubt and dreams of conspiracy.
There are October Surprises, and there are October crisis. Just days before Americans went to the polls to vote for Ike’s 1956 reelection, his allies France, England, and Israel launched a surprise October invasion of Egypt to capture the Suez Canal. With Cold War temperatures rising, Ike was faced with a high-stakes dilemma. Would he back his allies, or Egypt, for control of the all-important canal.
Veteran journalist Jim Newton, author of Eisenhower: The White House Years, discusses the crisis that reshaped the political world order.