245 00|a Truman. |n Part two.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2008.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 05/26/09.

500 __|a Title from web site description.

508 __|a Writer, producer, David Grubin.

511 0_|a Narrator, Jason Robards.

520 __|a He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held office, he was the least prepared. Yet Harry S Truman would have to end the war with Germany and Japan, decide whether to use the most terrible weapon ever devised, confront the Soviet Union and wage war in Korea.
After Truman's unlikely rise to the presidency, he would face some of the biggest crises of the century. Truman would end the war with Germany; use the atomic bomb against Japan; confront an expanding Soviet Union; and wage war in Korea - all while the woman he adored, his wife, Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady. On the home front, Truman was the first president to tackle civil rights issues for blacks - a move that would prove controversial when campaigning for his second term. His unpredictable win over Thomas Dewey in the presidential election of 1948 proved to Truman that he had finally separated himself from the specter of FDR. However, his second term brought another war and battles with Congress to pass health care and civil rights legislation. Exhausted after his second term, Truman relinquished the presidency and retired to Independence, Missouri, where he lived as a popular and well-loved citizen. In later years, he would receive recognition for all his accomplishments and come to be admired as a gritty American original. 120 minutes.

521 __|a Middle school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

600 10|a Truman, Harry S., |d 1884-1972

650 _0|a Presidents |z United States |v Biography.

700 1_|a Grubin, David

700 1_|a Robards, Jason

710 2_|a PBS

710 2_|a WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

730 _0|a American Experience (Television program)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/truman/