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American Experience | Clip | McCarthyism: Anatomy of an Investigation

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.

S32 E1 | 0:05:50 | AIRED: 1/6/2020 |
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