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Truman Portrait / Thomas Hart Benton #457213

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1971
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(Studio) 81 year old Thomas Hart Benton doing portrait of 87 year old former President Harry Truman.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Kansas City, Missouri) Benton doing portrait of Truman as he is today; Benton and Truman feuded in past, now understand and respect each other. [BENTON - says means a lot to be making picture of President I respect and feel affection for; started to do portrait of him in 1962; people wanted him to be shown as he was 20 years ago, so quit; now, after recalling earlier attempt with Truman recently, have begun again.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Dancy, John

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