The Lavender Scare

The Government Investigator

Clip | 1m 37s

During the height of the U.S. government’s campaign to purge gay men and lesbians from the federal payroll, more than a thousand investigators were assigned to delve into the private lives of civil service employees. In this clip from The Lavender Scare, an investigator discusses his role in exposing and firing homosexual employees.

Aired: 06/18/19

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

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