Edward R. Murrow defends our nation, claiming that McCarthy has “confused the public mind” and stepped over the line with his accusations. During the Cold War Senator Joesph McCarthy made many claims against people within the government, fearing disloyalty from communists. The televised Army-McCarthy Hearings began on April 22, 1954.
Joseph McCarthy is interviewed about what he believes McCarthyism really is, and whether he has regrets about his tactics regarding the State Department. Continue reading
Sheila Horvits recalls growing up Jewish during the McCarthy era, and how McCarthyism seeped into every aspect of life. Continue reading
Director Arthur Penn talks about his experience as a student and later as a director during the Un-American Activities Committee's reign in the McCarthy Era. Continue reading
Senator Joseph McCarthy sent a telegram to President Harry S. Truman on February 11, 1950, two days after giving a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia that claimed more than 200 members of the State Department were card-carrying members of the Communist party. In his telegram, McCarthy reiterates that he has … Continue reading