Book Discussion on No Sense of Decency

Robert Shogan talked about his book No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings - A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of… read more

Robert Shogan talked about his book No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings - A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher; February 25, 2009). In his book he recounts the thirty-six days of televised coverage of the McCarthy hearings in the spring of 1954. Mr. Shogan contends that this broadcast was a transformative moment in the creation of television as a public opinion maker and accelerated the fall of Senator McCarthy. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience of the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C.

Robert Shogan is the author of numerous books, including Backlash: The Killing of the New Deal and The Battle of Blair Mountain. Mr. Shogan is a former national correspondent for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. close

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Book Discussion on No Sense of Decency

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 9, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2009

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  • May 09, 2009 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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