The Great Upset of '48


60m 1988

Brief Synopsis

A documentary about the upset victory of Harry Truman over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948. Dewey was considered such a shoo-in that many people who would have voted for him didn't bother going the polls, providing Truman with a narrow margin of victory. The program captures the event with news

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Upset of '48
Release Date
1988

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

A documentary about the upset victory of Harry Truman over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948. Dewey was considered such a shoo-in that many people who would have voted for him didn't bother going the polls, providing Truman with a narrow margin of victory. The program captures the event with newsreels and early television film, interspersed with interviews of campaign staffers and political reporters who covered the election.

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Upset of '48
Release Date
1988

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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