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History can teach critical lessons today, historian David McCullough tells crowd at University of Oklahoma

When the Chicago Tribune famously called the 1948 presidential election in favor of Republican candidate Thomas Dewey, the newspaper didn’t only misjudge the election, historian David McCullough said Monday. They misjudged Harry Truman.

BY SILAS ALLEN Modified: March 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm •  Published: March 12, 2013
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NORMAN — When the Chicago Tribune famously called the 1948 presidential election in favor of Republican candidate Thomas Dewey, the newspaper didn’t only misjudge the election, historian David McCullough said Monday. It misjudged Harry Truman.

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