SYDNEY, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard will present a two-part documentary series about his political hero Robert Menzies on Australian television.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced on Thursday that Howard will present the program based on his 2014 book The Menzies Era.
Menzies was Australia's leader in two terms totaling 18 years -- first from 1939 to 1941 and then 1949 to 1966.
He led Australia through a dramatic period of history but was renowned for his austere approach to heading the country.
"I am pleased to be able to bring what insight I can to the life and career of our most successful political leader, a man whose legacy has been greatly underestimated," Howard said in a statement.