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Clifford Durr, December 29, 1974. Interview B-0017.
Lawyer and Activist Discusses Broadcast Regulation and the Red Scare: Southern lawyer and activist Clifford Durr describes his work with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the 1940s. In particular, he focuses on federal efforts to regulate broadcast radio. He also discusses the impact of the burgeoning Red Scare on his work and his life. The House Committee on Un-American Activities subpoenaed him and his wife, Virginia Foster Durr, during the early 1950s.
Interviewee: Clifford Durr    Interviewer: Allen Tullos
Duration: 02:05:18     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.