FIRST TIME COAST TO COAST ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation in the first
live, coast-to-coast television broadcast. (AP)


On September 4, 1951, President Harry S. Truman’s opening speech before a conference in San Francisco was broadcast across the nation, marking the
first time a TV program was broadcast from coast to coast. The speech
focused on Truman’s acceptance of a treaty that officially ended America’s
post-
World War II occupation of Japan.

According to the CBS television network, the broadcast, via then-state-of-the-
art microwave technology, was picked up by 87 stations in 47 cities.

U.S. President Truman addresses the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco. Truman Library
U.S. President Truman addresses the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco.

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