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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Truman (Part 2)
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05/26/2008
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A former farmer, haberdasher and unknown politician who suddenly became President of the United States.

 


Harry Truman, daughter Margaret, and wife Bess in the summer of 1934Harry Truman, daughter Margaret, and wife Bess in the summer of 1934

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Truman(Part 2)

Aired Monday, May 26, at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held office, he was the least prepared. Yet Harry S Truman would have to end the war with Germany and Japan, decide whether to use the most terrible weapon ever devised, confront the Soviet Union, and wage war in Korea. Produced, directed and written by David Grubin. more on this program...


 
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