About this Event
With each incoming administration, CSPAN asks distinguished historians and observers throughout the nation to rank the presidents on ten criteria ranging from moral authority to international relations. Deb Goodrich, one of those participating historians, discusses the results of the rankings of and how perceptions of our chief executives evolve over time, who has risen and who has fallen, and why. The most recent survey has Kansan Dwight D. Eisenhower breaking into the Top 5, and Abraham Lincoln remains on top, ironically above George Washington. The debate over the qualities and circumstances that can make or break a presidency are lively and thought-provoking.