This Day In History: Truman’s First Televised Speech

On 5 October 1947, President Harry Truman delivered the first televised speech from the White House. In this speech, Truman asked Americans to change their food consumption patterns — no meat Tuesdays; no eggs or poultry on Thursdays — to help Europeans, who were starving. Truman’s speech launched the TV presidency; all of his subsequent […]