John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946, and President Harry S. Truman’s challenges to labor bosses.

Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses

Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Dec. 14 2016 10:15 AM

Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses

Host John Dickerson discusses President Harry S. Truman’s face-offs with labor bosses in 1946.


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Whistlestop is Slates podcast about presidential history. Hosted by our political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit a memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America’s presidential carnival.

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Podcast production and edit by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.