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  • President Trumans Latin American Legacy
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    President Truman's Latin American Legacy

    Raymond Geselbracht, a former archivist at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, talked about President Truman’s Latin American travels. He explored the 33rd president’s Latin American legacy…

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  • 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…

    339 views
  • Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library
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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became a…

    282 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    1,424 views
  • 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…

    1,398 views
  • Discussion on the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
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    Atomic Bombings Remembered

    Clifton Truman Daniel and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki talked about the legacy of the nuclear attacks that ended World War II in the Pacific. The survivors described…

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  • 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…

    272 views
  • Clifton Truman Daniel with Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors
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    Clifton Truman Daniel with Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors

    Clifton Truman Daniel, a grandson of President Truman, and atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki met with students from Bayside High School in New York City. They talked about…

    427 views
  • After Words with Clifton Truman Daniel
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    After Words with Clifton Truman Daniel

    Clifton Truman Daniel talked about his book, Dear Harry, Love Bess, a collection of letters between his grandparents, President Harry Truman and his wife, Bess Truman. Mr. Daniel provided…

    1,803 views
  • Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration
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    Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration

    Ken Hechler, former speechwriter and aide of President Truman, talked about civil liberties and the Truman administration. He was interviewed by President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel.…

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  • Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry Truman
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    Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry Truman

    After introductory remarks by Michael Devine and Clifton Truman Daniel, Richard Kirkendall talked about the roots of President Truman’s Containment Policy and his approach to the post-World War II communist…

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  • Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary
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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton, former presidents, and others paid tribute to President Truman’s leadership during the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. He became president on…

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  • Presidential Descendants
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    Presidential Descendants

    John Avlon moderated a conversation about the opportunities and obligations of growing up as a descendant of an American president. Participants included: Margaret Hoover, great-granddaughter of…

    1,979 views
  • President Truman and General MacArthur
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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur led…

    1,137 views
  • Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony
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    Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony

    General David Petraeus gave the keynote address at the Korean War Veterans Appreciation Ceremony recognizing the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950. Korean Consul General Chul…

    421 views
  • Legacy of President Truman
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    Legacy of President Truman

    As part of the 50th anniversary of the library, former President Bill Clinton talked about President Truman’s legacy in light of current national priorities and world affairs. He laid out a broad scheme for…

    274 views
  • Letters of Bess Truman to Harry S Truman
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    Letters of Bess Truman to Harry S. Truman

    Clifton Truman Daniel, eldest grandson of former President Harry Truman, talked about the relationship between Harry and Bess Truman as told through their correspondence. He told stories…

    286 views
  • Freedom to Serve Forum Panel 1
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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 1

    A panel discussion was held on the argument that desegregation would impair military efficiency and unit cohesion and why President Truman chose to issuing an executive order desegregating the military. Opening remarks were…

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  • President Truman and Congress
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    President Truman and Congress

    Don Ritchie talked about the relationship between Congress and the presidency, focusing on President Truman. He talked about the official and unofficial lobbying that President Truman did to advance his political…

    146 views
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