Trial by Television

Straight, Michael
May 1954
New Republic;5/24/54, Vol. 130 Issue 21, p6
The article focuses on the televised court trial regarding the resolution on which there had been a confrontation between some members of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of the Republican Party testified before the subcommittee, comprising of Senator and chairman of the committee Karl Mundt and Senator Joseph McCarthy in a very impressing manner about the motion and brought the trial in favor of the Republicans. The final result of the trial showed that four Republicans had outvoted three Democrats to present a Republican victory.


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