National Affairs: Hollywood in Washington

Senator McFarland: Senator, what sort of legislation do you propose, to end these abuses you allege? Senator Nye: I hope it is not going to be necessary to resort to legislation.

McFarland: You mean that we should conduct this inquiry just for the purpose of publicity? Nye: I do not mean anything of the kind. I think you are being very, very unfair when you imply that.

This exchange took place at the first hearing of a Senatorial subcommittee investigation into the motion-picture industry and the radio. What was the investigation trying to prove? Like...

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