American Experience

Truman on the Enemy: Sizing up Stalin

Clip: Season 24 | 1m 49s

Truman's first impression of Joseph Stalin was favorable. "Truman had that very American idea," says historian David McCullough, "that if he could just meet the fellow, shake his hand, look him in the eye, size him up, then they could work together, work things out, and everything would be okay."

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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