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'Good Night. And, Good Luck.' takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Cast

Jeff DanielsSig Mickelson
David StrathairnEdward R. Murrow
Alex BorsteinNatalie
Rose AbdooMili Lerner
Tate DonovanJesse Zousmer
Reed DiamondJohn Aaron
Matt RossEddie Scott
Patricia ClarksonShirley Wershba
Robert Downey Jr.Joe Wershba
George ClooneyFred Friendly
Thomas McCarthyPalmer Williams
Glenn MorshowerColonel Anderson
Don CreechColonel Jenkins
Grant HeslovDon Hewitt
Robert John BurkeCharlie Mack
Ray WiseDon Hollenbeck
Robert KnepperDon Surine
Helen Slayton-HughesMary
Frank LangellaWilliam Paley
Simon HelbergCBS Page

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