This week is the anniversary of President Harry Truman’s historic first TV address from the White House. His speech was about America’s most urgent foreign policy issue: hunger. Europe was suffering with food shortages as it struggled to rebuild from World War II.
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On June 5, 1947, at Harvard University’s graduation, George Marshall delivered a speech calling for the rebuilding of war-devastated Europe. Marshall, the Secretary of State, said the United States had to stand “against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.”
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