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… read more

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 each month, President Truman faced an ethical dilemma, as he put it, about “which innocents to save.” This event was co-hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and the Truman Little White House and was part of the 12th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
319305-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Key West, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Aug 24, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2014

Airing Details

  • Aug 24, 2014 | 1:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2014 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2014 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2014 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2014 | 6:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2014 | 9:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 11:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2014 | 3:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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