The Investigation
of William Mandel
by Senator Joseph McCarthy

a film by Robert Carl Cohen

In March 1953, at the height of the Cold War, with
the US fighting China in Korea, & the Rosenbergs awaiting
electrocution, Senator McCarthy investigated the presence
of books in State Dept. libraries by author William Mandel,
World War Two United Press expert on the Soviet Union,
named as a member of the Communist Party. Televised
throughout the USA & seen by 40 million viewers, Mandel's
defiance of the powerful Senator was unprecedented.
A combination of the original sound track plus colorized
archival visuals, this unique film provides historical insight
into that troubled period. An afterword comments on the
bipartisan abandonment of Constitutional rights resulting
from the wave of fear produced by the Sept. 11, 2001
attacks on the World Trade Center & the Pentagon.


30 Minutes  -  Color             Radical Films

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