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A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, 60 Years On


March 7th, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando- Sunday March 9th marks the 60th anniversary of Edward R Murrow's special edition of 'See It Now'. In the program, titled 'A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy,' Murrow challenged McCarthy and his crusade against Communism. Murrow said McCarthy's actions had "caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies." Rollins College associate professor of history Julian Chambliss tells 90.7's Matthew Peddie the 'See it Now' broadcast is still worth watching today, even as the US faces new debates about security and civil liberties.

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