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Taking place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America, a chronicle of the real-life conflict between television news man 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 cr... Full Summary >>

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David Strathairn - (Edward R Murrow)
Robert Downey - (Joe Wershba)
Patricia Clarkson - (Shirley Wershba)
Ray Wise - (Don Hollenbeck)
Frank Langella - (William Paley)

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