THE PRESIDENCY: A Play in One Act

THE PRESIDENCY A Play in One Act

SCENE: the baroque conference room of the old State Department Building, Washington. The seats are three-quarters filled with reporters. On stage, center, is HARRY TRUMAN, in snappy dark blue suit, with a blue pocket handkerchief peeping out of his breast pocket, matching his blue silk tie. Around him, PHOTOGRAPHERS and NEWSREEL MEN cluster. They have been specially invited by the President to give the broadest possible sweep of publicity to what he has to say.

Q. (from a photographer): This way, Mr. President.

A. The President [who cannot be directly quoted because of White House protocol]...

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