DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
Hail to the Televised Chief
January 16, 2017  | By Eric Gould
 
Here’s President Harry S. Truman’s address, January 20, 1949, from the first presidential inauguration to be televised. Truman, although having run as an incumbent after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, trailed his opponent in many polls of the day, similar to the data stream of 2016.  His win over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey was considered one of the great political upsets, creating one of our most memorable news photographs ­– Truman hoisting a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune rushed to print on election night while it looked like he had lost, the banner erroneously announcing “Dewey Defeats Truman”.



 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
 Website (optional)
 
RMYGH
Type in the verification word shown on the image.