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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 2 Good Night and Good Luck film summary In the United States in the 1950s, communism was viewed as a very threatening political philosophy. Citizens had the feeling spread and blown way out of proportion by politicians such as Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin that communists were everywhere; infecting others with their views as if those views were the Plague. In championing the anti-Communist movement, Senator became a very powerful politician. CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow (played by actor David Strathairn in the film) and his producer, Fred Friendly (played by George Clooney), decided to take a stand against McCarthy and to expose him for the fear-monger he was. The straw that broke the camels back was a case involving the dismissal of a young Air Force Reserve lieutenant named Milo Radulovich. Filled with the anti-communist sentiment spurred by McCarthy, the Air Force brass claimed Radulovich was a security risk. He was a risk, they said, because his father and sister were communist...
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