President Truman Fires MacArthur
April 11, 1951
We interrupt this program to bring you a new bulletin from Washington. The White House has just annouced that the President has relieved Genearal of the Army Douglass MacArthur of all his commands in the Far East. The President says he took this action with deep regret, because the general is unable to give his whole-hearted support to the policies of the United States government and of the United Nations, pertaining to his official duties.
"I believe with all my heart, that the course we are following is the best course. I have therefore considered it essential to relieve General MacArthur so that there could be no doubt or confusion as the the real purpose and aim of our policy."