April 29, 1959
Harry S. Truman presents the third of a series of William Radner Lectures at Columbia University, New York, New York. The subject is witch-hunting and hysteria in the United States (examples are Salem Witch Trials, Alien-Sedition Act, Joseph McCarthy). Lindsay Rogers, Burgess Professor of Public Law, presided and moderated the discussion between student panelists and the former President after the lecture. Dean John G. Palfrey of Columbia College closed the series. Reel 1 contains opening remarks and the lecture by former President Truman; reel 2 contains the discussion.Reel 1: Length, 25 min. 44 sec.Reel 2: Length, 31 min., 45 sec.