Red Scare

The Army-McCarthy Hearings - April 5, 1954
Wrapping up Day 9 of the Army-McCarthy Hearings on May 5, 1954, as reported by George Herman and Griffing Bancroft of CBS Radio. Read more...
Weekend Talkshows Past - Election '52 - The Issues.
Weekend Talkshows Past with an episode of American Forum Of The Air, first broadcast in March 1952. The subject was "Issues Of 1952" featuring Senators Everett Dirksen (Republican) and Robert Kerr (Democrat), discussing what may be the deciding factors in the 1952 Presidential election. Read more...
Labor During The Cold War - The CIO Looks At 1950.
The American Labor Movement during The Cold War - A panel discussion on the Communist influence on the CIO, as broadcast on the eve of the CIO's Annual Convention in Ohio in 1949. Read more...
August 3, 1948 - Hot Summer - Cold War.
News of the day for August 3, 1948 - The Cold War and the Berlin Airlift. Rumors of Stalin being in charge. Red Scare in U.S. government with Whittaker Chambers Hearings going on. Despite Cold War stance, still active trade between Soviet Union and U.S. and the Olympics continue in London with new records being set almost daily. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Question Of Immigration In 1953
Newstalgia Reference Room debate program on the then-current (1953) immigration laws and what the policy should be. Read more...

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Newstalgia Reference Room - Dean Clarence Manion: Grandfather Of Modern Conservatism - 1951
(Clarence Manion - an eye for interesting "tableware") I had always wondered just when it was the conservative movement took a dramatic, screeching shift to the right. What was that moment, who was the spark. I have on a number of occasions Read more...
History's Wingnuts - Sen. Joe McCarthy In Chicago - March 17, 1954
(Joe McCarthy - Crown Prince of Making It Up As He Went Along) I've been hearing the name Joe McCarthy being bandied around in recent days - mostly misquoted and misrepresented by people living in a fact-free environment. Joe McCarthy Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Harry Dexter White Affair
(Harry Dexter White - Assassination by innuendo, death by Digitalis) [media id=17783] [gordon-donate] (thanks to those of you helping out) The Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - An Edward R. Murrow Commentary - August 29, 1951
(Edward R. Murrow - the timeless voice of conscience) [media id=17680] I doubt there is anyone remotely interested in history who hasn't heard a c Read more...
Harry Truman Talks About Smears And Fear Mongering - 1951
(Truman - fear was gripping the country and some people liked it that way) [media id=17669] There's a curious comparison to be made with our curre Read more...