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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

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TitleGood Night, and Good Luck
Year2005
CountryFrance, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
GenreDrama (Movies)
Run Time1h 32 min
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The setting is 1953, during the early days of television broadcast journalism. Edward R. Murrow, along with his news team, producer Fred Friendly and reporter Joseph Wershba, learn of U.S. Air Force officer Milo Radulovich, who is being forcibly discharged because of family members being known communists and his refusal to denounce them. Interest is piqued when it is found that the compilation of charges at Radulovich’s hearing was in a sealed envelope and nobody saw them. Murrow presents the story to CBS News’ director, Sig Mickelson, who warns Murrow that the story will bring serious accusations and repercussions to CBS and their sponsors, some of whom have government contracts. He reluctantly allows the story to air, which gains positive responses from the public. Murrow also tries to ease the worries of his colleague, Don Hollenbeck, who is struggling with both the strain of his recent divorce and attacks from newspaper writer Jack O’Brian, who is accusing him of being biased in his news reporting and being a “pinko”.

Wershba is then given an envelope suggesting that Murrow has previously interacted with the Soviets and used to be on their payroll. CBS’s Chief Executive, William Paley, brings this up with Murrow. He warns him that if any members of his staff are associated with Communism in any way, however remotely, they would have to recuse themselves from Murrow’s next story. They were planning to make a direct attack on Senator Joseph McCarthy and his crusade against Communist infiltration in the U.S. government, which some denounce as a witch hunt. Friendly and Murrow gather their staff together, and when one of the team members voluntarily excuses himself because his ex-wife had attended Communist meetings before they even met, Murrow concludes that this kind of fear is what McCarthy wants.

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Cast:

David Strathairn David Strathairn
Edward R. Murrow
George Clooney George Clooney
Fred Friendly
Patricia Clarkson Patricia Clarkson
Shirley Wershba
Jeff Daniels Jeff Daniels
Sig Mickelson
Frank Langella Frank Langella
William Paley
Tate Donovan Tate Donovan
Jesse Zousmer
Ray Wise Ray Wise
Don Hollenbeck
Robert Knepper Robert Knepper
Don Surine

The setting is 1953, during the early days of television broadcast journalism. Edward R. Murrow, along with his news team, producer Fred Friendly and reporter Joseph Wershba, learn of U.S. Air Force officer Milo Radulovich, who is being forcibly discharged because of family members being known communists and his refusal to denounce them. Interest is piqued when it is found that the compilation of charges at Radulovich’s hearing was in a sealed envelope and nobody saw them. Murrow presents the story to CBS News’ director, Sig Mickelson, who warns Murrow that the story will bring serious accusations and repercussions to CBS and their sponsors, some of whom have government contracts. He reluctantly allows the story to air, which gains positive responses from the public. Murrow also tries to ease the worries of his colleague, Don Hollenbeck, who is struggling with both the strain of his recent divorce and attacks from newspaper writer Jack O’Brian, who is accusing him of being biased in his news reporting and being a “pinko”.

Wershba is then given an envelope suggesting that Murrow has previously interacted with the Soviets and used to be on their payroll. CBS’s Chief Executive, William Paley, brings this up with Murrow. He warns him that if any members of his staff are associated with Communism in any way, however remotely, they would have to recuse themselves from Murrow’s next story. They were planning to make a direct attack on Senator Joseph McCarthy and his crusade against Communist infiltration in the U.S. government, which some denounce as a witch hunt. Friendly and Murrow gather their staff together, and when one of the team members voluntarily excuses himself because his ex-wife had attended Communist meetings before they even met, Murrow concludes that this kind of fear is what McCarthy wants.

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