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Today in history: September 4
President Truman made the first coast-to-coast TV broadcast
 
Americans gathered to hear — and see — President Truman address the nation.
Americans gathered to hear — and see — President Truman address the nation. Bettmann/CORBIS

Sept. 4, 1951: President Truman made the first coast-to-coast TV broadcast. He was on 87 stations in 47 markets. The American presidency was never the same again.

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