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The Investigators and the law

Author: Robert NorthshieldMary LaingMarshall DiskinVincent DempseyWilliam StarkeyAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : ABC Television Network, 1959.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"'The Investigators and the Law' is an examination of some of the controversial aspects of Congressional investigations through interviews with persons prominent on the investigative scene. Through presentation of a spectrum of viewpoints on investigations, an overall picture of their current status has emerged. Filmed highlights of past investigations are also included on the show."--1959 Peabody Digest. Reporter
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Genre/Form: Public affairs
Television
Named Person: Estes Kefauver; John L McClellan; Edward Bennett Williams; Everett McKinley Dirksen; Karl E Mundt; Robert F Kennedy; Everett McKinley Dirksen; Estes Kefauver; Robert F Kennedy; John L McClellan; Karl E Mundt; Edward Bennett Williams
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Northshield; Mary Laing; Marshall Diskin; Vincent Dempsey; William Starkey; Walter Essenfield; John Charles Daly; John H Secondari; John Edwards; Bob Fleming; Charles Ashley; ABC Television Network.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 40166952
Notes: Title supplied from film. Credit and cast information compiled from film, soundtrack, Peabody Awards entry form and supplemental documentation. Broadcast date from supplemental documentation.
Entry to the 1959 Peabody Awards, Education category.
Running time: 54:00.
Credits: Associate director, Jock Manton; technical director, William Degenhardt; film editors, William Starkey, Walter Essenfeld.
Performer(s): [Reporter: John Daly; panelists: John Secondari, John Edwards, Bob Fleming, Charles Ashley; guests:] Sen. Kefauver, Sen. McClellan, Edward Bennett Williams, Sen. Dirksen, Sen. Mundt, Robert Kennedy; [with: John Lawston, Elizabeth Bentley, Howard Hughes, George Costello, Harry Leve, George Bender, Dave Beck, James Hoffa].
Event notes: Originally broadcast on April 20, 1959.
Description: 1 reel of 1 (ca. 2136 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm. kinescope.
Responsibility: ABC Television Network presentation ; produced by Mary Laing and Robert Northshield ; directed by Marshal Diskin ; writer, Vincent Dempsey.

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"'The Investigators and the Law' is an examination of some of the controversial aspects of Congressional investigations through interviews with persons prominent on the investigative scene. Through presentation of a spectrum of viewpoints on investigations, an overall picture of their current status has emerged. Filmed highlights of past investigations are also included on the show."--1959 Peabody Digest. Reporter John Daly begins the program with historical overview of Congressional investigations, and discusses their descent into spectacle.

Includes footage of testimony by John Lawston of the Hollywood Ten, Howard Hughes, gambler George Costello, James Hoffa, and other witnesses testifying before congressional committees in the Army-McCarthy hearings, the Kefauver crime hearings, the McClellan Commission hearings, and other investigations. The second part of the program is a panel discussion in which reporters John Secondari, John Edwards, Bob Fleming and Charles Ashley interview Sen. Kefauver, Sen. McClellan, Edward Bennett Williams, Sen. Dirksen, Sen. Mundt and Robert Kennedy.

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