Truman + The Atomic Cafe

Truman + The Atomic Cafe
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Presidents and propaganda continue. Boy, do they continue. Harry S Truman (basically considered unqualified for the job, hahaha) is elected ...

Posted January 11, 2018
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsPresidents + PropagandaYear 10

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Presidents and propaganda continue. Boy, do they continue. Harry S Truman (basically considered unqualified for the job, hahaha) is elected president because America. Revolution Number 33 Franklin D. Roosevelt is dead man miss him miss him. Ok, reel it back in here. Was the bomb a good idea? Well, no, but there’s a controversy. A pretty fucked up set of 40s and 50 US propaganda, this time made by the actual United States of America government. Everything is fine, don’t fear the bomb, it’s all ok, also get under that desk, kid. The government’s response to fear it apparently to throw more commas into the sentence. Mistaking propaganda for the real thing.

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Truman

Truman


Released: September 9, 1995
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Director: Frank Pierson
Writer: Thomas Rickman
Starring: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart

Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe


Released: October 29, 1982
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Director: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty
Writer: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty
Starring: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

 
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