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    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

    The third in a series on presidential libraries focused on Harry S. Truman’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts…

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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General…

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    CIA Korean War Secret Documents Panel

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, newly declassified documents relating to the Korean War and North Korea during the Cold War were released. Retired Major General Singlaub…

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    President Truman on Stalin

    Former President Harry Truman talked about his relationship with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a series of outtakes from his television documentary series “Decision: The…

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    President Truman and Societal Effects of National Security

    Panelists talked about President Truman’s national security initiatives and their long-term impact on society. Topics included defense projects that funded educational programs…

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    American Westward Expansion

    John Mark Lambertson talked about the history of the major western trails which left from Missouri, the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. He focused on common misinformation…

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    Opening of CIA Korean War Secret Documents

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released over 900 newly declassified documents from both the U.S. and communist governments showing the…

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    President Truman and National Security

    Panelists talked about President Truman’s defense policy and the expansion of the National Security apparatus under the 33rd president. They spoke about his efforts to unify the…

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    Bess Truman 110 Birthday Celebration

    Ms. Odum, secretary to former first lady Bess Truman, talked about the Truman administration and her remembrances of Mrs. Truman.

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    The Legacy of President Truman and Korea

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on Korea. After their papers were presented, the panelists…

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    Dialogue with the Future, Part 1

    Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. Truman’s presidency. Each episode of this series features President Truman looking…

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    Bess Truman Tribute

    Mrs. Odum, Mrs. Beale and Mrs. Brennan shared their recollections of Bess Truman, wife of President Harry Truman. Mr. Hackman moderated the discussion.

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    Legacy of President Truman

    As part of the 50th anniversary of the library, former President Bill Clinton talked about President Truman’s legacy in light of current national priorities and world affairs. He…

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    At War with the Experts

    Former President Harry Truman talked about his decision to recognize the state of Israel.

    “At War with the Experts” was Episode 6 of a television documentary series, Decision:…

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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton, former presidents, and others paid tribute to President Truman’s leadership during the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. He became…

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    The Legacy of President Truman and China

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on China. After the panelists had presented their papers…

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    Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry Truman

    After introductory remarks by Michael Devine and Clifton Truman Daniel, Richard Kirkendall talked about the roots of President Truman’s Containment Policy and his approach to the…

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    The Law of War

    Fred K. Green, former counsel to General Colin Powell during the first Gulf War, moderated a panel discussion on the law of war. Experts discussed issues of law and the waging of war…

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    Secretary-General Farewell Address

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan gave a farewell address at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library titled “Global Governance and the Role of the United States.” In his…

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    Harry Truman at School

    Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the…

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