The Cold War on TV: Joseph McCarthy vs. Edward R. Murrow | Retro Report

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During the Cold War, Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade became a media sensation. But he met his match in reporter Edward R. Murrow who was sharply critical of him. Lesson plan for educators: https://www.retroreport.org/education/video/mccarthyism-populism-and-the-press/

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