Good Night, and Good Luck: a George Clooney Film About McCarthy vs. Murrow
The epic battle between Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy and legendary newcaster
Edward R. Murrow is getting another look from noted film star George Clooney.
Clooney directs a new film, "Good
Night, and Good Luck
," which re-creates the
1954 McCarthy/Murrow standoff over the Army-McCarthy hearings. The black-and-white
film uses documentary footage of McCarthy taken from the hearings that riveted
America's attention. Clooney not only served as director of "Good Night, and
Good Luck" but also as its co-producer, co-writer and co-star, playing the role
of Fred Friendly who produced television's first news magazine, "See it
Over the next few weeks, the Society will offer documents and photographs about this Cold War battle that took place in American newspapers, radio and television. Stay tuned for more.
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