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,… read more

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 Missouri, helped him make the tough decisions that defined his presidency.

During his time in office, President Truman desegregated the military, led the U.S. into the Korean War, created the Marshall Plan to help rebuild post-World War II Europe, and made the decision to drop the atom bomb on the Japanese. close

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Truman's Presidency and World War II

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Program ID:
324290-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Apr 12, 2015 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 04, 2015 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 12, 2015 | 6:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2015 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 03, 2015 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2015 | 1:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2015 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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