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Online Videos

The Sam Ervin Library & Museum provides access to these online video resources. These are for educational purposes only and the Library is not responsible for their content.

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A collection of general videos on Ervin’s life.

Senator Sam Ervin: Defender of the Constitution

Sam Ervin: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare

The fear of Communism was prevalent in American culture during the 1950s. Senator Joseph McCarthy led the charge to expose Communists in government and media, but was ultimately discredited and censured by the U.S. Senate.

Joseph McCarthy Congressional Hearings

Joseph McCarthy and The Red Scare


Videos concerning the Watergate Scandal, including footage of the Senate hearings, documentaries about the scandal, and interviews.

Alexander P. Butterfield Testifies
During The Watergate Hearings

CIA Agent E. Howard Hunt Admitting
to Composing Fraudulent Cables

Senator Sam Ervin on Nixon and Watergate