Editor's note: This segment was rebroadcast on July 13, 2022. Find that audio here.
Got congressional hearings on your mind, with Jan. 6 hearings underway and historians recalling the Watergate hearings nearly 50 years ago?
Here & Now's classical music critic Fran Hoepfner joins host Robin Young to discuss how Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist hearings in 1954 inspired Leonard Bernstein's 1956 comic opera "Candide," about an idealistic young man's clash with harsh reality.
This segment aired on June 21, 2022.