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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

FDR on Lying: Creating a Reason to Go to War

  • Aired: 11/01/2011
  • 02:19
  • Rating: NR
President Roosevelt did not tell Congress or the American people the truth behind the Greer incident that led to US involvement in World War II. "I am perfectly willing to mislead and tell untruths if it will help win the war," FDR told a friend.
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