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The time Walter Winchell condemned an American Nazi rally

Clip: 10/20/2020 | 2m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1939, 20,000 Nazi sympathizers staged a rally in Madison Square Garden in New York City with Nazi imagery displayed next to a portrait of George Washington. Walter Winchell couldn’t allow the event to go unnoticed by the American people and condemned it on his national radio program. Later, he criticized aviator Charles Lindbergh and the America First Committee for it's blatant anti-Semitism.

Aired: 10/20/20

Rating: NR

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