Cold War on TV: Senator Joseph McCarthy v. Edward R. Murrow

Retro Report: “Senator Joseph McCarthy used bold accusations and populist appeal to fuel Americans’ fear about the spread of communism in the 1950s. He met his match in a hard-hitting journalist, Edward R. Murrow, whose television commentary was sharply critical of McCarthyism. Our new Cold War series will be used in Gilder Lehrman’s free online course for middle and high school students starting April 5th. Sign up for the course: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/program…​ ATTENTION TEACHERS: This 8-minute video is the perfect length — show it in class followed by a discussion. Here’s our lesson plan, “McCarthyism: Populism and the Press.” https://www.retroreport.org/education…​”

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