Radio & TV: Who's Winning?

In the junglelike clutter and heat of the Senate caucus room, a battery of microphones and three television cameras caught the drone and tension of the Army-McCarthy hearings. The performers could scarcely match the line-up of the 1951 Senate crime hearings, which starred such unforgettable characters as Bible-quoting Senator Charles Tobey, Underworld Moll Virginia Hill and Frank ("The Hands") Costello, but the cast was fascinating in its own way. There were McCarthy, alternately menacing and benign, doodling or rolling his eyes at the ceiling; slick-haired Roy Cohn, licking his lips and buzzing in the boss's ear; Secretary Stevens, eager but harassed,...

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