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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Televised Presidential Address

On October 5, 1947, President Harry Truman made the first presidential address broadcast by television. In 1947, however, only a few thousand Americans had televisions. Most Americans, therefore, did not watch the event, but listened to it on radio. Truman's broadcast asked the American people to reduce the consumption of grain products so that more could be exported to Europe where years of war had devastated agricultural production

You can probably find the camera in one of Washington DC Smithsonian Museums. They are America's national educational facility with 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 140 affiliate museums around the world