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Larry Tye on parallels between Trump and Joseph McCarthy

Clip: 10/22/2020 | 6m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Former Senator Joseph McCarthy died more than 60 years ago, but a recently published book offers a new examination of the notorious Wisconsin crusader’s life and lasting political legacy. New York Times bestselling author Larry Tye joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he chose to write about the controversial senator.

Aired: 10/22/20

Rating: NR

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