60 Years Ago: Murrow Took Down McCarthy

Sixty years ago, Edward R. Murrow performed one of the most famous acts of journalistic evisceration in American television history. On March 9th, 1954, Murrow—who was then perhaps the country’s most highly revered journalist—devoted an entire episode of his CBS program See it Now to the words and deeds of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who had already done much to earn his notorious place in history.