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    The Inaugural Story 1949

    This short film gives an overview of the January 20, 1949 inaugural ceremonies for President Harry S. Truman.

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    Winston Churchill and Harry Truman Legacies

    Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946. He was accompanied by President Harry S.…

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    Harry Truman Home

    Harry and Bess Truman returned to Independence after the Presidency in 1953. Doug Richardson, chief of interpretation at the Truman Home, toured the home and showed how the Trumans lived after leaving…

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    Remaking the FDR and Truman Presidential Museums

    Curators Herman Eberhardt from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Clay Bauske of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library talked about the factors that lead to the remaking…

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    Saving Freedom

    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough described Harry Truman’s efforts to prepare America for the Cold War. This was a virtual program hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

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    President Truman Inauguration

    Newsreel highlights of President Harry Truman’s inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 . The Universal Newsreel features highlights of President Truman’s only inauguration ceremony. He…

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    Mark Adams on Truman Bomb Decision Artifacts

    Education director Mark Adams showed items in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum collection that tell the story of President Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs, including…

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    United States Elects President Truman

    Intended for foreign audiences, this U.S. Information Service film gives a brief biography of President Truman and documents his 1948 campaign victory over Republican Thomas Dewey.

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    Harry S. Truman - The Accidental President

    University of Mary Washington History Professor William Crawley gave a talk titled: “Harry S. Truman: The Accidental President and the Triumph of True Grit.” Professor Crawley argued that many at the…

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    1948

    David Pietrusza recounts the presidential campaign and election of 1948 that pitted Democratic President Harry Truman against Republican challenger Governor Thomas Dewey. The author examines the path…

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    Dewey Defeats Truman

    Historian A.J. Baime recounted the 1948 presidential election. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California.

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    Potsdam Conference 75th Anniversary

    Michael Neiberg -- war studies chair at the U.S. Army War College -- talked about the personalities and stakes involved at the 1945 Potsdam Conference convened near the end of World War II. President Truman had…

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    Harry S. Truman - President of the United States

    This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and includes a visit to his hometown in Missouri, scenes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and…

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    Q&A with Chris Wallace

    “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace talked about his book, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World, about the creation of the atomic…

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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 staff salary when her…

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    Truman

    Mr. McCullough discussed his book, Truman published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed his research for the book, which is an exhaustive biography of the former president, spanning from a brief…

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    The War Ends in Europe

    This 1945 United News reel about Victory in Europe day includes clips of the signing of the surrender and President Truman making the official statement.

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    The Accidental President

    A.J. Baime talked about his book The Accidental President, in which he looks at the challenges that President Harry Truman faced during his first four months in office.

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    Presidential Oral Histories

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    Presidents Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, on the two-party system, the Middlle East, and the relationship between the White House and Congress.

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    Harry Truman in World War I and U.S. Military Rivalries

    Former U.S. Marine Corps historian and archivist Michael Miller discussed Harry Truman’s views of the U.S. Marine Corps, which he argued were first formed during his service as an Army…

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