March 9, 1954 was when Edward R. Murrow exposed Joseph McCarthy the bigoted racist hate monger
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Edward R. Murrow was an extraordinary journalist who opened the doors for all journalists that followed his footsteps. Single handed, Murrow unmasked Joseph McCarthy for the world to see. He exposed McCarthy as a hate monger and a hypocrite. McCarthy never recovered. The date of this broadcast was March 9, 1954.