Courtesy of History
“Presidents at War”
Premieres Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT
The specials tell the story of World War II through the remarkable experiences of eight men who served in active duty – Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush – eight men who would go on to be Presidents. Each was changed by the crucible of war, which shaped the decisions they made when they reached the White House.
These are men who played a first-hand role in the war effort. They become leaders who steer the nation through conflict and turmoil in the last half of what becomes known as the American century, fueled by lessons they learned during the 20th century's defining war.