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Title
The questions and the answers: the story of congressional investigations
Creator
John Hennessy
Contributor
Maurice Ries
John Hennessy
Date Created and/or Issued
1965
Publication Information
Pepperdine University Libraries
Anti-Communism Films of the Early 1960s [digital resource], Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives
Contributing Institution
Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
Anti-Communism Films of the Early 1960s
Rights Information
Copyright held by The American Foundation for Education. Film appears here under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). Use of this film is intended for educational and research use, and may be used as such with appropriate attribution, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. However, organizations and individuals seeking to use this film for publication must contact Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, http://library.pepperdine.edu/special-collections/. Such parties furthermore assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
Description
The final film in the Pepperdine College sponsored "Crisis for Americans" series focuses on the history, purpose, and necessity of congressional investigations carried out by the US Congress. Hosted by the actor Carleton Young, the history covers 1792 to 1965. The flim uses newsreel footage of actual hearings to illustrate the three purposes of congressional investigations, which the film identifies as aiding in legislation, providing a check and balance to the other branches of government, and contributing to an informed public opinion. The latter part of the film focuses on congressional investigations of "subversion, espionage, sabotage, and general disloyalty," and argues the importance of such investigations.
Type
moving image
Format
video/h264
Extent
27:10
Identifier
Congressional_Investigations_web.m4v
9
http://cdm15730.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p271401coll9/id/9
Language
English
Subject
Politics & government
Politicians
Law & legal affairs
Legislators
Legislative hearings
Communism
Communists
Anti-communism
Source
16 mm color film,12 inch reel;
Relation
Anti-Communism Films of the Early 1960s

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