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American Experience | Truman: Part 2 Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:30
Program: American Experience #1002
Broadcast Date: Oct. 6, 1997

He was a farmer, a businessman gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea-all while his wife Bess refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady.

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Post Date: September 7, 2011