Radio: At Home

Never before had one man welcomed so many to a housewarming. Showing off the renovated White House to a TV audience of some ten million, President Harry Truman was dapper and chipper in a light blue double-breasted suit. He also appeared more at ease than the three network announcers (CBS's Walter Cronkite, ABC's Bryson Rash, NBC's Frank Bourg-holtzer) who took turns accompanying him on his rounds.

The Truman tour covered the rooms that are ordinarily opened to the public (that morning 7,263 people filed through the White House for a first-hand look at what the TV audience saw that afternoon). As a...

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