Senator McMahon's impromptu reaction to President Harry Truman's statement following the atomic explosion in the USSR.
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Washington DC, United States of America / USA
CU Senator Brian McMahon, cHAIRMAN OF THE jOINT cONGRESSIONAL cOMMITTEE ON aTOMIC eNERGY, speaking at microphone in open air following the Soviet Union / USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)'s successful nuclear bomb test. (Nat. sound - unfortunately sound of very poor quality). MS McMahon walking out of building to microphones on steps. (Mute). MS McMahon looking at newspaper - headlines 'Atom Blast in Russia'. (Mute). CU Newspaper headline: "Atom Blast in Russian 'In Recent Weeks'". (Mute).
Cataloguer's Note: Senator McMahon is standing in front of two microphones so this story may have been covered by another news team. Original paperwork refers to Senator McMahon's "extemporaneous remarks...regarding the President's statement issued by the White House that an atomic explosion occurred in the USSR.".