American Experience

McCarthyism: Anatomy of an Investigation

Clip: Season 32 Episode 1 | 5m 50s

In 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy declared to Congress that Far East scholar Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy." Lattimore tried to clear his name before two congressional committees. He was eventually exonerated but those hearings took a lasting economic and personal toll on the scholar. Here's how they worked.

Aired: 01/06/20

Rating: NR

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