George Clooney’s new film Good Night, and Good Luck recounts CBS newscaster Edward R. Murrow’s televised condemnation of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy (see Richard Alleva’s review, page 20). Murrow is portrayed as uncommonly brave for putting aside his profession’s commitment to political neutrality and directly challenging the veracity of the bullying McCarthy, who infamously sought to root out Communists from the U.S. government....
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