Today In History- October 5

Today In History- October 5

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The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

1st televised White House address with Harry Truman.

  • Washington D.C., USA

Entering a new age in media correspondance, on October 5, 1947, President Harry Truman gave his first televised White House address.  Such television broadcasts gave Americans a more close association with their leaders.  This was more important with the 1960 Presidential Election, where the televised debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were very popular.


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