After Words with Haynes Johnson

Joseph diGenova interviewed Haynes Johnson about his book The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, published by Harcourt. In his… read more

Joseph diGenova interviewed Haynes Johnson about his book The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, published by Harcourt. In his book Mr. Johnson examines the career of anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) and the Red Scare during the 1950s. The book draws connections between McCarthy’s legacy and the current state of post-September 11 domestic security including the Patriot Act and the detention of American Muslims.

Mr. Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is the author of five bestsellers, including The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years. He has been a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Washington Post and a commentator for the “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and the “Today” show.

Joseph diGenova was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983 to 1988. He conducted a probe of corruption in the D.C. government, which led to the conviction of two deputy mayors. He led the prosecution of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and supervised the prosecution of attempted presidential assassin, John W. Hinckley. close

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Interview
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 10, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 18, 2005

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  • Dec 10, 2005 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2005 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2005 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 18, 2005 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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