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A Film of the Army-McCarthy Hearings
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Roy M. Cohn ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
John L. McClellan ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Arkansas (archive footage)
Karl E. Mundt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sen. Karl E. Mundt)
G. David Schine ... Himself (archive footage) (as Pvt. G. David Schine)
Stuart Symington ... Himself - U.S. Senator, Missouri (archive footage)
Joseph N. Welch ... Himself (archive footage)

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Emile de Antonio 
 
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Emile de Antonio .... producer
Robert Duncan .... assistant producer
Eliot D. Pratt .... executive producer
Henry Rosenberg .... associate producer
Daniel Talbot .... producer
 
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Robert Duncan 
 
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David Bazelon .... editorial consultant
Emile de Antonio .... editorial director
Richard Rovere .... editorial consultant
 
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Daniel Drasin .... consultant
Daniel Talbot .... idea
 

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Venona identified very small percentage of those McCarthy accused, 26 January 2008
Author: Cletus Wilbury from United States

"Have you ever heard of the Venona Project?" Yes, i have. Have you ever actually compared those named by Venona with those accused by McCarthy, or did you accept what many authors write without double checking? I've been attempting to do just that.

I know, I've read many articles saying "are showing that McCarthy was right in nearly all his accusations.", but I'm looking for specifics.

I'm using a "List_of_Americans_in_the_Venona_papers" (from that on-line encyclopedia this thing doesn't like the name of) If someone wants to add or subtract from that list, i welcome it. I see Lattimore mentioned on some sites, but he wasn't identified by Venona.

Looking at lists put together by McCarthy supporter websites there are two who were accused by McCarthy also identified by Venona, Mary Jane Keeney (accused of being a Communist by McCarthy in 1950; Venona and other evidence indicates Soviet espionage activity) and Lauchlin Currie (Briefly mentioned by McCarthy in 1951). A third, Annie Lee Moss, implicated by other evidence (Later evidence indicates her name was on CPUSA membership list.) Some of the names listed (such as the Rosenbergs) were identified by Venona, but weren't among those who McCarthy identified.

Some names on the accused list people might recognize as left-wingers, but they were not identified by Venona, but sources i found said there is no evidence they were communists: Edward Murrow, John Garfield, Charlie Chaplin. Arthur Miller, i guess you could count him as one of McCarthy great finds, as he admitted in his autobiography of going to a few meetings. But he wasn't named as a spy by Venona.

The book by Arthur Herman "Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator" is mentioned by McCarthy supporters. Reviews of that book indicate it is a balanced history, hardly exonerating McCarthy. One reviewer writes "Rather than trying to rehabilitate McCarthy, Herman is at pains to demonstrate McCarthy's mendacity, sloppiness in making allegations and his many other flaws on nearly every page."

I'd like to provide links, but not allowed here i guess.

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