SEE IT NOW {TRUMAN DECLINES TO SEEK RE-ELECTION} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of current events documentary programs, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. In the first segment, Murrow reports on President Harry S. Truman's decision not to seek re-election, with film of Truman's speech attacking the crime and corruption of Republicans; and reporters interview Gov. Adlai Stevenson (D-Ill.). Next, Murrow discusses the possible steelworkers' strike with Philip Murray, president of CIO and United Steelworkers of America, and industry spokesman Adm. Benjamin Morrell. The third segment is a report on Judsonia, Ark., a tornado-struck town, including footage of the mass burial of victims and a talk with the town historian. Includes commercials.

Preservation of the Post–World War II American Television Documentary Collection is supported in part by a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: March 30, 1952 Sunday 3:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0451
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Disaster reporting - 1952
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1951-1958
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Alcoa aluminum

Credits

  • Edward R. Murrow … Producer, Editor, Reporter
  • Fred W. Friendly … Producer, Editor
  • Don Hewitt … Director
  • Philip Murray
  • Benjamin Morrell
  • Adlai Stevenson
  • Harry S. Truman