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DAVID STRATHAIRN (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.)- Interview (2005)

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Good Night, And Good Luck. takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist.

In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

 



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