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  • Gregory
    http://realserver.cstl.semo.edu/ramgen/Harte/trumanshow.rm You might find a brief review of the segments of the video helpful. It begins with Truman accepting
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      You might find a brief review of the segments of the video helpful.
      It begins with Truman accepting the VP nomination and then moves to
      clips of him following FDR's death. You'll also see him speaking to
      Congress on the rail strike just as he is interrupted with news of a
      settlement. There is some footage of the Truman Doctrine speech
      paired with some pictures of fighting at the Parthenon and some
      excerpts from Truman's 1948 acceptance speech. Dapper as always (he
      was a former haberdasher after all) in a white suit, Truman calls the
      Congress back into special session. Alas, the video chops up the
      speech and some segments are out of order, but you get the idea.
      Following the acceptance speech are clips from the whistle stop
      campaign which show Truman's not very subtle appeal. You'll also see
      the moment when the "Give 'em hell, Harry" moniker was born. Then
      there's a delightful speech in which Truman has fun with the fact
      that he won despite everyone's prediction otherwise. (I doubt even
      Bess expected him to be re-elected!) Following this are some excerpts
      regarding Korea, a clip which reveals Truman's interest in history if
      not his sophisticated understanding of it, and his speech announcing
      the firing of MacArthur. (As Ryan observes, Truman tried in this
      speech to defend his Korean policy rather than his decision to
      relieve the general of his command.) Finally you'll see Truman
      announce that he would not run again (he could have since the 22nd
      amendment did not apply to him) and clips from his farewell address,
      a speech which has been called a masterpiece.
    • Ram Lau
      Oh YES! The Truman Show! Thanks a whole lot Gregory for all these fantastic clips. They are priceless! Thanks again, Ram P.S. Did Truman just kiss the Bible in
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        Oh YES! The Truman Show! Thanks a whole lot Gregory for all these
        fantastic clips. They are priceless!


        Thanks again,
        Ram
        P.S. Did Truman just kiss the Bible in the video?


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