What happens to a democratic society when fear is rampant / John Henry Faulk.

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What happens to a democratic society when fear is rampant / John Henry Faulk.
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Talk on how Faulk was blacklisted by Aware Inc. during the McCarthy era, and his $3.5 million lawsuit which followed.|WHAT HAPPENS TO A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WHEN FEAR IS RAMPANT / John Henry Faulk. John Henry Faulk presents his personal experience with Blacklisting and the radio industry. The 1950's McCarthy period represented a dangerous time in United States history, for irrational fear of the the Soviet Union allowed Nixon and McCarthy to capture public support through anti-communist investigations. Many large corporations where given lists of "Left wingers" who supposedly represented a threat to National Security. In the Television and Radio communities, it was vocal members of AFTRA who were blacklisted. Falk, along with Orson Bean and Charles Collignwood, were singled out for exclusion from the entertainment industry. Faulk goes on to recount his encounter with HUAC (House Subcommittee on Un-American Activities), and the use of scare tactics to breakdown his support. Faulk's blacklisting reduced his income to nearly zero over the course of the next 6 years even though he was never convicted of any crime. He concludes by comparing the McCarthy period to the late colonial period in U.S. history, when the colonists broke away from Great Britain. The 1960's generation have to duty to transform the political system. RECORDED: University of Texas, Austin, 6 Nov. 1969. BRODCAST: KPFA, 22 Dec. 1969.

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at University of Texas, Austin, 6 Nov. 1969.
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KPFA, 22 Dec. 1969.
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1 reel (56 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.|55:00
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1969.
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