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Dean Acheson


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talking with Kenneth Harris
DEAN ACHESON - the man responsible for the shaping of American foreign policy in the critical years following the last war. In 1941 he gave up a successful law practice to join the State Department in the Roosevelt Administration. President Truman made him Secretary of State in 1949 and he faced the most testing time of his career.
What was the mood of America in the 1940s? Would the USA have come into the war but for the bombing of Pearl Harbour? What happened when Prime Minister Attlee flew to Washington to stop the use of the atomic bomb in Korea? Did the USA misjudge completely the possibilities of co-operation with the Russians at the end of World War Two? How did he react to the anti-communist witch-hunting of the Mc-Carthy era?
Dean Acheson talks frankly to Kenneth Harris about his term of office as Secretary of State.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


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Producer: John Walker

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