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.
- Oh YES! The Truman Show! Thanks a whole lot Gregory for all these
fantastic clips. They are priceless!
P.S. Did Truman just kiss the Bible in the video?
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