In May 1946, Harry S. Truman took on labor bosses.

How Donald Trump Is Like Harry S. Truman

How Donald Trump Is Like Harry S. Truman

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Nov. 15 2017 12:00 PM

Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses

Truman was an action hero–style president.


Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946, and President Harry S. Truman’s challenge to labor bosses. This episode first aired Dec 14, 2016.

Whistlestop is Slates podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.


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Podcast production 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.