Listen: 2019 Governor's Lecture in the Humanities With David Eisenhower

Nov. 8, 2019, 10 a.m. ·

David Eisenhower at the 2019 Governor's Lecture in the Humanities in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of Humanities Nebraska)

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75 years ago this year, in June of 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, a pivotal operation that helped free Western Europe from Nazi German control during World War II. The man who planned what was dubbed “Operation Overlord” was Allied Supreme Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower, who would later become the 34th President of the United States. His grandson, David Eisenhower, was the keynote speaker at the Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on October 24th, 2019 at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Eisenhower is a historian, professor and Pulitzer Prize finalist who wrote the book “Eisenhower at War.”

Editor's Note: By way of full-disclosure, Humanities Nebraska, which sponsors the Governor's Lecture in the Humanities, also provides funding for humanities reporting on NET Radio.