I have uploaded to YouTube 38 videos about the Hiss-Chambers case, based on my presentations about the case at Smithsonian Associates. They can be seen by a search request such as "John Berreford Hiss 1" for the first, and so on. The Topics are as follows:
1: Introduction and Alger Hiss
2: Whittaker Chambers, Part I
3: Whittaker Chambers, Part II
4: Communism in the 1930s
5: The First HUAC Hearings
6: Hiss’s Denial
7: Chambers’ Secret Testimony
8: Nixon Takes the Plunge
9: Hiss’s Second Testimony
10: HUAC Reacts
11: Face to Face!
12: Setting Up the Public Confrontation
13: The Public Confrontation
14: Hiss Makes the Mistake of Oscar Wilde
15: Cue the Marx Brothers!
16: The Grand Jury
17: You Be the Lawyer: Trial Strategy: How Strong is Your Case?
18: The Lawyers, the Judge, and the Jury
19: The Opening Statements
20: The Prosecution: Whittaker and Esther Chambers
21: The Prosecution: The Documents
22: The Prosecution: Raymond Feehan
23: The Prosecution: Henry Julian Wadleigh
24: The Prosecution: Were the Two Families Friends, and For How Long?
25: Intermezzo: The Sleeper Issue of Homosexuality
26: The Defense: Alger Hiss
27: The Defense: Priscilla Hiss and the Character Witnesses
28: The Defense: The Catlett Family
29: The Summations and the Verdict
30: The Second Trial
31: The Second Trial: Chambers’ Mental Condition
32: The Second Trial: The Surprise Witness!!!
33: The Second Trial: The Summations and the Verdict
34: The Impact of the Guilty Verdict on America
35: Forgery by Typewriter
36: Hiss and Chambers After the Trials
37: What Did Not Come Out in Court?
38: Why Do People Still Care About This Case?