News for the week of November 12, 1949 - the Coal Miners Strike and John L. Lewis. The 1949 elections. A look back at the 1948 election with Truman's famous imitation of H.V. Kaltenborn's dire prediction of Truman's defeat.
November 12, 2010

In this case, another day above ground wasn't such a good thing.

The week ending November 12, 1949, as seen by NBC's radio series Voices and Events. Again, strikes were an issue, with the Coal Miner's and United Mineworkers President John L. Lewis at the forefront.

John L. Lewis: “The United Mineworkers Of America are instructed to resume immediately the mining and production of coal to continue until Midnight, Wednesday November 30, 1949”

There were also some local elections and a look back at the 1948 Presidential election with the famous Harry Truman clip about listening to dire predictions of election returns on his radio.

All in all, a reasonable week as far as history goes. At least it was a hopeful one and you can't say that all the time.

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