Good night, and good luck

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George Clooney pays homage to one of the icons of American broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow, in this fact-based drama, which was Clooney's second feature film as a director. In 1953, Edward R. Murrow (played by David Strathairn) was one of the best-known newsmen on television as host of both the talk show Person to Person and the pioneering investigate series See It Now. Joseph McCarthy, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, was generating no small amount of controversy in the public and private sectors with his allegations that Communists had risen to positions of power and influence in America, and an Air Force pilot, Milo Radulovich, had been drummed out of the service due to McCarthy's charges that he was a Communist agent. However, Radulovich had been dismissed without a formal hearing of the charges, and he protested that he was innocent of any wrongdoing. Murrow decided to do a story on Radulovich's case questioning the legitimacy of his dismissal, which was seen by McCarthy and his supporters as an open challenge to his campaign. McCarthy responded by accusing Murrow of being a Communist, leading to a legendary installment of See It Now in which both Murrow and McCarthy presented their sides of the story, which was seen by many as the first step toward McCarthy's downfall. Meanwhile, Murrow had to deal with CBS head William Paley (Frank Langella), who was supportive of Murrow but extremely wary of his controversial positions, while Murrow was also trying to support fellow newsman Don Hollenbeck (Ray Wise), battling charges against his own political views, and working alongside Fred Friendly (George Clooney), the daring head of CBS News. Good Night, and Good Luck also stars Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, and Robert John Burke; the film won Best Film honors after its world premiere at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Title good night and good luck
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auth_author2 Clarkson, Patricia,, Clarkson, Patricia., Clooney, George,, Clooney, George., Daniels, Jeff, 1955-, Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-, Heslov, Grant, 1963-, Langella, Frank,, Strathairn, David,, Strathairn, David.
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display_description Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. 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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subject_facet Biographical films, CBS News -- Drama, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. -- Drama, Communism -- United States -- History -- Drama, Drama, Feature films, Fiction films, Historical films, McCarthy, Joseph, -- 1908-1957 -- Drama, Murrow, Edward R. -- Drama, Television broadcasting of news -- United States -- Drama, United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities -- Drama, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Good night, and good luck
title_full Good night, and good luck / Warner Independent Pictures, 2929 Entertainment and Participant Productions present ; in associations with Davis Films, Redbus Pictures and Tohokushinsha ; a Section Eight production ; directed by George Clooney ; written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov ; produced by Grant Heslov, Good night, and good luck [videorecording] / Warner Independant Pictures ... [and others] ; directed by George Clooney ; written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov ; produced by Grant Heslov, Good night, and good luck [videorecording] / Warner Independent Pictures, 2929 Entertainment and Participant Productions in associations with Davis Films, Redbus Pictures and Tohokushinsha ; a Section Eight production ; directed by George Clooney ; written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov ; produced by Grant Heslov
title_short Good night, and good luck
topic_facet Communism, History, McCarthy, Joseph, Murrow, Edward R, Television broadcasting of news
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