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Clips, Edward R. Murrow vs. Joe McCarthy

Edward R Murrow vs Joe McCarthy.mp4

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Good evening, Tonight See It Now devotes its entire half hour to report on Senator Josef R. McCarthy told mainly in his own words and pictures. Because the report on Senator McCarthy is by definition controversial, we want to say exactly what we mean to say. [01:04:39:29] I request your permission to read from script whatever remarks Merl and Friendly (?) may make. If the senator feels we have done violence to his words or pictures and desires so to speak to answer himself, an opportunity will be afforded him on this program. Our working thesis tonight is this quotation:

"If the fight against Communism is made a fight between America's two great political parties, the American people know that one of these parties will be destroyed and a republic cannot endure very long as a one-party system."

We applaud this statement and we think that Senator McCarthy ought to. he said it 17 Months ago in Milwaukee.

McCarthy: The American people realize that this cannot be made a fight between America's two great political parties. If the fight against Communism is made a fight between America's two great political parties, the American people know that one of these parties will be destroyed and a republic cannot endure very long as a one-party system.

....told mainly in his own words and pictures.