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  • Harry Trumans Political Relationships
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    Harry Truman's Political Relationships

    Historians discussed President Harry Truman’s leadership and how he interacted with three prominent Texas politicians, John Nance Garner, Sam Rayburn, and Lyndon B. Johnson. To celebrate…

  • HW Brands Discusses emThe General vs the Presidentem
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    The General vs. the President

    H.W. Brands talked about his book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, in which he examines the contentious relationship between President Harry…

  • Harry Truman and Public Service
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    Harry Truman and Public Service

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke with historian Michael Beschloss about Harry Truman’s commitment to public service as both vice president and president. To celebrate the…

  • Harry S Trumans Little White House
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    Harry S. Truman's Little White House

    Robert Wolz gave a tour of President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House in Key West, Florida. Mr. Wolz showed the house and shared stories of President Truman’s working home. He spoke about the seven U.S.…

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    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…

  • First Lady Bess Truman
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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…

  • Discussion on Truman and the Pacific War
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    Truman and the Pacific War

    Richard Thornton talked about President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spoke about the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and the promises…

  • Clifton Truman Daniel on Hiroshima
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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 prepared to mark…

  • Discussion on President Truman and World War II
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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 upbringing in rural…

  • Newsreel of the 1945 Funeral of President Franklin Roosevelt
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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 President…

  • emThe War Ends in Europeem
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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.

  • First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants
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    First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants

    Descendants of first ladies, a great-granddaughter of Lou Hoover, a grandson of Bess Truman, and a daughter of Betty Ford recalled life as members of a presidential family and the impact on their own…

  • President Truman on Equality
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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.

  • Discussion on Harry Trumans Service in World War I
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    Harry Truman and World War I

    D.M. (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…

  • Trumans Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
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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 each month,…

  • Trumans Atomic Energy Legacy
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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. This…

  • emThe Hidden White Houseem
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    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 to…

  • Harry S Truman Public Service Award
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    Harry S. Truman Public Service Award

    The Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service was presented to Rep. Skelton on the steps of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. Mayor Reimal praised Rep. Skelton’s devotion to his…

  • Life Portrait of Harry S Truman
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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 of…

  • President Truman and National Security
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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 Armed Forces, increase…

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