McCarthy's Screen-Tests

Friday, May 09, 2003

This week, 161 transcripts of Senator Joseph McCarthy's closed-door Senate hearings were de-classified. These were the dress rehearsals for the infamous televised hearings, and demonstrated McCarthy's strategy of picking on the weakest, or at least the weakest-looking suspects. Brooke reflects on the first reality TV show, set in the halls of Congress.

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