First presidential speech on TV on this day in 1947

President Harry Truman
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ON THIS DAY


The Truman Show: On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. – History


Cover Photo: President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of State James Byrnes, and Fleet Admiral William Leahy, taken during an inspection of ruins in Berlin. President Truman is in Germany to attend the Potsdam Conference.