Set during the 1950s, this black and white film portrays the fear present during McCarthy’s witch hunt for communists. Television newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his crew of reporters strive to accurately portray the events in the United States. Murrow goes head-to-head with standout Senator Joseph McCarthy and his House Un-American Activities Committee. Interestingly, McCarthy is not portrayed by an actor; instead, archival footage is used throughout the film.
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