It's 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America's living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehoods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who's had his fill of the senator's tactics, fights back.
That pivotal clash of two titans is the focus of director/co-writer George Clooney's award-winning
. David Strathairn portrays Murrow, the principled "face of television" who maps his strategy with his producer and confident, Fred Friendly (Colony). A deft ensemble plays staff members in the bustling battleground that is the CBS newsroom. McCarthy is in the mix, too, intercut into the action via real-life footage. Don't touch that dial. A media and a nation are going to change - while on the air.
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||Audio Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Good Night, And Good Luck Companion Piece
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||We will not walk in fear of one another.
Was originally conceived as a live broadcast special for CBS. (more) Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: It was originally thought by many viewers that the "CBS News" sign on the wall is set in Helvetica, a typeface which was first created in 1957, three years after the Joseph McCarthy
broadcast. Subsequent investigation by typographers established that the typeface is actually correct and is Akzidenz Grotesk. (more) Quotes: Edward R. Murrow
: You always were yellow. Fred Friendly
: Better than red. (more) Awards:
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations (more)