The McCarthy hearings are now emblematic of the 1950s "Red Scare."
Senator Joseph McCarthy hired Roy Cohn in 1953 as Chief Counsel.
Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the first senator to stand up to Joseph McCarthy.
Author Langston Hughes was called before Sen. McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations.
Watch the opening scene of McCarthy.
McCarthy declared to Congress that scholar Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy."