Director: George Clooney
Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels
Released: December 22, 2005
Rating: (PG)
Runtime: 90 minutes
Story: "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.
David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow
Robert Downey Jr. Joe Wershba
Patricia Clarkson Shirley Wershba
Ray Wise Don Hollenbeck
Frank Langella William Paley
Jeff Daniels Sig Mickelson
George Clooney Fred Friendly
Tate Donovan Jesse Zousmer
Tom McCarthy Palmer Williams
Matt Ross Eddie Scott
Reed Diamond John Aaron
Robert John Burke Charlie Mack
Grant Heslov Don Hewitt
Alex Borstein Natalie
Rose Abdoo Millie Lerner