AIR DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Aida Donald on President Harry Truman (1 hr.)
Author Aida Donald on President Truman's early career in politics, election to the United States Senate, and his nomination to be Franklin Roosevelt’s running mate in 1944.
KEYWORDS: History, Executive Branch, Harry Truman, World War II, Hiroshima

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