Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson was the first woman to be appointed to an ambassadorship. Harry S. Truman swore her in as ambassador to Denmark in 1949. She served as the U. S. ambassador to Denmark until January 19, 1953. Later she served as the U. S. ambassador to Bulgaria from August 3, 1962, until December 6, 1964. Children could find out what ambassadors do and how one becomes an ambassador. They could find the names of current ambassadors at: List of Ambassadors.
Ellen Howard (born New Bern, South Carolina, 1943) writes books for children. Her books include the Log Cabin series and The Crimson Cap.
Milton Meltzer (born Worcester, Massachusetts, 1915; died New York, New York, September 19, 2009) wrote books for children. His books include Piracy and Plunder and Bound for America.
Mary Q. Steele (born Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1922; died Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 6, 1992) wrote books for children and adults. Married to author William O. Steele, she stated that she was born an author. Her book Journey Outside received a 1970 Newbery Honor Award.
Harry Truman (born Lamar, Missouri, 1884; died Kansas City, Missouri, December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third president (1945-1953) of the United States. During World War I he served as an artilleryman He was a senator before he was elected vice-president. When Roosevelt died, Truman became president. Some of his actions were to join the United Nations, to accept Germany’s surrender during World War II, and to drop the atomic bombs on Japan. Children could visit a website at: Harry Truman. Truman made an interesting statement. He said, “The buck stops here.”
World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time in 1921. The New York Giants ultimately beat the New York Yankees in a best of nine games series. The games were broadcast through Pittsburgh’s KDKA.
President Harry Truman made the first telecast speech from the White House in 1947. He asked citizens of the United States to eat no meat on Tuesdays, no eggs or chickens on Thursdays, and to eat one slice of bread less per day so that food could be sent to Europe. That continent’s food production had been greatly reduced because of World War II.
Public Broadcasting Service came into being in 1970. Today 354 member stations exist.