October 30, 2005
Good Night and Good Luck
Went to see Good Night and Good Luck last night. Although I grew up in the post McCarthyism era I can vividly remember the terms "pinko commie" being a part of our everyday language in my earliest years. I thought the film was remarkable. It certainly shed a new light for me on the persecution of those with differing beliefs from that of our government in the 50's. Edward R. Murrow was a lighting rod for uncovering and making public the thoughts of the common man albeit slanted from his perspective. Thank god for people like Edward R Murrow and others who had the guts to stand up to the "way it is" and challenge authority. We've come a long way.