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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class…

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    1945 Funeral of President Roosevelt

    This program included official U.S. government newsreel coverage of the funeral of President Franklin Roosevelt, who died on April 12, 1945, followed by biographical information about…

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    President Truman on Equality

    In this 1947 Universal News segment, President Harry Truman spoke to a crowd of 10,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial to call for equality for all citizens.

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    Harry Truman and World War I

    Dennis Giangreco talked about his book, The Soldier from Independence: A Military History of Harry Truman, in which he explores the story of Harry Truman’s role as a field artillery…

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    Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

    Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying…

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    Truman's Atomic Energy Legacy

    Panelists talked about the implications of post World War II atomic energy usage and the efforts made by the Truman administration to make nuclear energy available for civilian usage. …

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    Book Discussion on The Hidden White House

    Robert Klara talked about his book, The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence, in which he recounts the physical improvements made…

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    First Lady Bess Truman

    William Seale and Nicole Anslover talked about the life and influence of first lady Bess Truman and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Bess Truman earned a…

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    Life Portrait of Harry S. Truman

    In the thirty-second in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Harry S. Truman. Among the issues addressed were his rise to office after the death…

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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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    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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    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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    Presidents in World Affairs

    Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided…

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    Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima

    President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, talked about his trip to Japan in August 2012, the first ever for a Truman. He arrived in Hiroshima as the city…

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    Dialogue With the Future, Part 2

    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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    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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    Q&A with Aida Donald

    Aida Donald, author of Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, discussed how the 33rd president’s early career was characterized by his efforts to remain honest despite the…

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    First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants

    Descendants of First Ladies Lou Hoover, Bess Truman and Betty Ford, including a great-granddaughter, a grandson and a daughter, recall life as members of a presidential family and the…

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    Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur

    This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower

    This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World…

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