Aug 16, 2010
McCarthyism was rampant in the early 1950s, and radio gave us a weekly series called I Was a Communist for the FBI. It ran from 1952 to 1954.
Dana Andrews played the real-life spy who pretended to be a Red so he could infiltrate the Communist Party.
I Was a Communist for the FBI was an independent syndicated program, not run by any specific network, and it was carried by an astounding 600-plus radio stations. From May 7, 1952, here’s an episode of I Was a Communist for the FBI, called Little Red.