Harry Truman

Up to Date
11:25 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Saved By The Whistle: Truman's Campaign Of 1948

Credit University Press of New England

Candidates crisscross the country with relative ease these days, but back in 1948, a real train whistle ruled a whistle-stop campaign. That year the presidency went to Harry Truman after he covered 31,000 miles by rail and gave 352 speeches along the way.

On Monday's Up to Date, we take a look at the underdog effort that kept Truman in the White House.


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces

Rawn James, Jr., author of The Double V
James C. Cassatt

Looking back, desegregating the military seems like the obvious thing to do, but in the 1940s and 50s, it wasn't so clear for Harry Truman.

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5:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

City Hall At 75

City Hall peeps through an opening in a parking garage across the street. More than 7,800 tons of stone was used to build it making the structure the fourth tallest city hall in the world.
Julie Denesha KCUR

City Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, turns 75 this year. It’s one of several city landmarks, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, designed by the architecture firm, Wight and Wight.

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Up to Date
10:21 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Tom & Harry: The Boss And The President

In two weeks, attorney and film maker Terence O'Malley will release his third Kansas City-centered documentary titled "Tom and Harry: The Boss and the President."

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