November 1st, 2006


Good Night and Good Luck...

On the recommendation of fried_flamingo I watched the movie Good Night and Good Luck the other night. For those who haven't seen it, it focuses on the great American journalist Edward Murrow and his decision to take on Senator McCarthy in the press.

It’s a fascinating film, but what struck me most, in light of the discussions Studio 60 has provoked about the role of television, was Murrow’s speech which opened and closed the movie. It was given in 1958 to a RTNDA convention in Chicago, four years after the cancellation of Murrow’s once-primetime current affairs show See it Now.

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