Morning Edition Returns: What's a Sympathizer?

Composer Aaron Copland, when asked if he was a communist sympathizer, asked Joseph McCarthy what he meant by sympathizer. Copeland was not asked to testify in public. (On the occasion of the U.S. Senate releasing closed-door transcripts of 1950s McCarthy hearings.)

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