Truman delivers first televised White House address 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 5 1947)

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(Thursday, October 5, 1947, 10:50 p.m. EST) — In the very first televised address from the White House, President Harry S. Truman tonight asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe.

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