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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

President Truman’s Televised Address

President Harry Truman, 1948

Seventy-one years ago on October 5, President Harry Truman gave the first ever televised presidential address from the White House. There were fewer than 50,000 television sets in US households. On October 3, 2018, as many as 225,000,000 Americans with a cell phone received a text message from the current President.