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.
Today In History- October 5
The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
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