Narrator: In a 1958 "Meet the Press" interview, a reporter quizzed Pauling about some sixty
organizations and petitions that Pauling had signed, which supposedly served the interest
of the Communist cause.
Lawrence Spivak: Doctor how do you explain this thing, for example, this House Un-American Activities,
which said "His whole record indicates that Dr. Linus Pauling is primarily engrossed
in placing his scientific attainments in service of a host of organizations which
have in common complete subservience to the Communist Party of the United States of
Linus Pauling: Not one of which was on the Attorney General's list, by the way, and this House Un-American
Activities committee never accused me of anything, never called me in. This is just
an effort to keep the people from knowing what the truth is, to keep people like me
from using their constitutional rights of free speech.