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Nixon's Role In Hiss Case

During the Checkers speech, Richard Nixon looks in camera and defends his role in the Alger Hiss case. Footage shows incidents related to case. Shot shows Hiss' swearing in before House Un-American Activities committee. Hiss testifies he never joined Communist party. Shot shows Nixon displaying film he said implicated Hiss in spying. Shots show investigator holding a pumpkin where microfilm had been hidden.

IdentifierCLIP-14578
Duration30 sec
GenreDocumentary
DateSeptember 23 1948
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