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    The Trials of Harry S. Truman

    Jeffrey Frank revisited Harry Truman’s presidency - including the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, and the dropping of the first nuclear bombs, among other topics. The…

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    Harry Truman's Education

    The story of the 33rd president’s education was told in the newly renovated Harry Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. He was the only 20th century president…

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    Senator Harry Truman

    Former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill who, like Harry Truman, served in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Missouri, recounted her predecessor’s national political career. This program is…

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    Captain Harry Truman and World War I

    Military historian D.M. Giangreco talked about Captain Harry Truman’s World War I service, and how it shaped the president who later brought World War II to an end. The Truman Library…

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    Harry Truman and the Pendergast Political Machine

    Kansas City Public Library director John Herron talked about Harry Truman’s early political career, the Kansas City Pendergast political machine, and a 1926 offer to the future president to…

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    The Truman Court - Law and the Limits of Loyalty

    Did President Truman set the precedent for a politicized high court? Rawn James provided his answer in his book, The Truman Court: Law and the Limits of Loyalty. Mr. James is a former…

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    Harry Truman Descendant

    Descendants of presidents from James Monroe to Gerald R. Ford convened in Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. American History TV…

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    Korean War Anniversary

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    Noting the anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950 with President Harry Truman’s address to the nation and Joseph Lewis Grappoa’s interview on fighting in the war.

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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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    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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    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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