Good Night and Good Luck, a film about Edward R. Murrow
This 2005 movie highlights Edward R Murrow’s career in flashback. David Strathairn plays Murrow. George Clooney is his friend and associate, Fred Friendly. Clooney also directed. Both Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn appear as themselves through archival footage. Joseph Wershba is played by Robert Downey Jr. The title of the movie is taken from Murrow’s signature sign-off.
1 hour, 33 minutes.
In this four part summer series, facilitator Jack Brin will bring films about the McCarthy era to show and discuss. The first film will focus on the life of Joseph McCarthy, followed by Edward R. Murrow’s career as depicted in the film Good Night and Good Luck, the Rosenberg spy trial and its aftermath, and finally the Paul Robeson story and a film which features commentary by Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, and Joseph Wershba, among others.