The 1950’s, in America are often portrayed as a time of prosperity and peace.
The reality of that time is very different.
The country was gripped by McCarthyism. Led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism or The Second Red Scare, Americans were convinced that Communists were secretly infiltrating the United States. Careers and lives were forever changed by this time in America.
While many went along with the crowd, respected broadcaster Edward R. Murrow decided to take a stand.
The 2005 movie, Good Night and Good Luck, starring David Strathairn in the role of Mr. Murrow, is the story of how the country was finally brought to their senses. Aided by Fred Friendly (George Clooney) and team of behind the scenes of producers, writers and other staff, Mr. Murrow was determined the learn the truth of the man behind the Communist witch hunts.
Not only is this movie entertaining and educational, it is applicable to our own time.
I highly recommend it.