News for June 15, 1954 - the wind-down for the Army-McCarthy Hearings. Closing statements, closing cross-examinations and a general feeling of exhaustion in the room and in the country.
June 15, 2011

Pvt. G. David Schine (L) - Attorney Joseph Welch (R)- The Great National Dirty Laundry Show was coming to an end.

At the end of over 30 straight days of broadcast hearings (on radio and TV), which included the now-famous "At long last Senator, have you no sense of decency?" between Attorney Joseph Welch and Senator Joe McCarthy, the seemingly endless display of innuendo, character assassination and dirty laundry was coming to an end.

On June 15th 1954, it was a comparatively calm day, with closing statements, cross examinations and a general feeling of winding down the proceedings, which were to conclude within the next two days.

So here is a half-hour recap of the days testimony, offered by CBS Radio as part of their daily broadcast of the hearings, hosted by CBS Newsmen Griffing Bancroft, Daniel Schorr and George Herman.

If you were around on this day, no doubt you would have been glued to the radio or TV.


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