The Press: Eastland v. the Times

A fresh wave of subpoenas swept info Manhattan in mid-November in a Senate investigation of Communism in the press, radio and TV. They were prompted by the testimony last summer of CBS Correspondent Winston Burdett that he had been a Communist spy (TIME, July 11). Of 35 subpoenas to secret hearings by the Internal Security Subcommittee, 26 went to past or present employees of the New York Times. Last week the Senate investigators called up 18 witnesses for open hearings—and nine of them were on the Times, and two had just left it. The...

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