Jazz on Film
Wed March 26, 2014
Good Night And Good Luck - Truth, Justice and Jazz
The film looks at Edward R. Murrow and his confrontation with Senator Joe McCarthy, who was famous for his public claims to know who in elected office and in the public eye were communists and commie-sympathizers. Set in the late 1950s, this was a time of great concern over the rise of the Soviet Union and Communist China. It was also the start of television news and Murrow was (and probably still is) the gold standard for what role a news organization could play in the public dialogue of the issues of the day. It is not a biopic about Murrow but instead a look at one of his accomplishments in an historic period of time. It is also an inside look at the inner working of the news media.