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Overall A

Shot in black and white, this historical drama reconstructs journalist Edward R. Murrow's attack on Senator Joseph McCarthy's crackdown on possible communist sympathizers within the United States. This war of words forever changed America and TV news.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.

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Good Night and Good Luck

This film will prompt discussions on the role government plays in protecting citizens from perceived risks (in this case, the threat of communism); the role media plays in providing information to the public; and why we as citizens have a personal responsibility in searching out the facts for ourselves.

Edward R. Murrow was a respected journalist who was known for uncovering stories and issues. Do you think this type of journalism still exists today? Is it still required? What are the pros and cons in relying on journalists to provide us the “truth?” Can you think of any other methods for millions of people to be aware of current affairs and events?

What methods do the man in the cigarette ad use to convince you to smoke? Are these techniques still used in advertising today?

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