Television: First Draft of History

"I never did give anybody hell," said Harry S. Truman. "I just told the truth on 'em, and they thought it was hell."

Thus began an extraordinary hour of television this week on CBS's See It Now, choice fragments from a ten-hour interview spaced over four days last February in a quiet cottage in the Florida Keys. The ten hours of film and a 620-page transcript of the whole interview, the first such portrait of an ex-President ever done, will become part of the Truman Library at Independence, Mo. For speaking freely, Truman asked only to put the lid (for his lifetime)...

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