Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States , taking office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A World War I veteran, he assumed the presidency during the waning months of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Harry S. Truman has 20 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1945 Address. The year with the most videos was 1965 with five videos. Most appearances with Lyndon Baines Johnson (4), Dwight D. Eisenhower (2). Most common tags: Truman, Harry S., World War II, American Presidents.

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U.S. President, United States
c. April 12, 1945 - c. January 20, 1953 Videos: 20 U.S. Senator, D-MO January 3, 1935 - January 17, 1945 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Oval Office Historical Perspective

    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office…

  • President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

    President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

    Newsreel footage was shown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing a Medicare bill into law on July 30, 1965. That legislation was part of…

  • Medicare Signing Ceremony

    Medicare Signing Ceremony

    Archival footage courtesy of ABC of President Johnson’s 1965 Medicare signing ceremony.

  • President Truman on Stalin

    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…

  • <em>Dialogue with the Future</em>, Part 1

    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…

  • <em>Dialogue With the Future</em>, Part 2

    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…

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