All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Dwight Eisenhower 1952 Presidential Campaign Election Eve Program

Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, November 3, 2012

This program was produced by the Republican National Committee in support of Dwight Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign, and aired on national TV the evening before Election Day. Dwight Eisenhower went on to defeat Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson that year.

Updated: Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:15pm (ET)

Related Events

Eisenhower as a Historical Figure - William Pickett
Saturday, October 16, 2010     

William Pickett talked about the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, his handling of the Korean War and the Cold War, and his political campaigns.

Eisenhower's "Military Industrial Complex" Speech
Saturday, August 13, 2011     

The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex.

The Presidency: Mamie Eisenhower’s Portrait
Sunday, August 21, 2011     

Susan Eisenhower – granddaughter of President Eisenhower – visited the National Portrait Gallery to talk about an oil portrait Ike painted of his wife, Mamie, in 1952, when he was still posted at NATO Headquarters outside Paris and under pressure to run for president.

The Contenders: Adlai Stevenson
Sunday, July 29, 2012     

American History TV continues to reair C-SPAN's history series “The Contenders,” which features profiles of key figures who ran for president and lost, but changed political history. This week, we focus on the life and career of Adlai Stevenson. He came from a long line of political figures. His grandfather, Adlai Stevenson I was Vice President during President Grover Cleveland’s second term, his maternal great-grandfather was Abraham Lincoln’s Campaign Manager and his father was Secretary of State of Illinois. After serving one term as Governor of Illinois, Stevenson tried to do what no one in his family had attempted--to become President. He tried twice, in 1952 and 1956, but lost both times to Dwight Eisenhower.

Political Legacy of Adlai Stevenson - World Affairs Council of Northern California
Saturday, October 29, 2011     

A panel on the political legacy of Adlai Stevenson.  It includes former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson the third who is Adlai Stevenson’s son.

Eisenhower & George Marshall - "Partners In Command"
Saturday, October 16, 2010     

Mark Perry spoke about his book, "Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace."

"The Big Picture: The Life of Dwight D. Eisenhower" - 1953 Archival Film
Sunday, January 15, 2012     

Dwight Eisenhower served a long military career before being elected the nation's 34th president in 1952. "The Dwight D. Eisenhower Story" was a 1953 episode of The Big Picture series produced by the Army Pictorial Center, and tells the story of Eisenhower's life before becoming president. Introduced by Sergeant Stuart Queen, the film was narrated by Raymond Massey. 

The War of 1812
Thursday     

Two hundred years ago on August 24th, 1814, British soldiers routed American troops at the Battle of Bladensburg just outside of Washington, DC. The victory left the nation’s capital wide open to British forces, who marched into the city and burned down the White House and U.S. Capitol building. In this program, learn more about the Burning of Washington during the War of 1812 from author and historian Anthony Pitch at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. 

The Civil War: Remembering the Battle of the Crater
Wednesday     

Author Kevin Levin discusses the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of the Crater, and the way their contributions were remembered in the years following the Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place July 30, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg.

The Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens 150th Anniversary
Tuesday     

Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, DC, commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The battle took place July 11-12th, 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed Washington, DC’s defenses before turning back. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
American History TV
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org