The setting is 1953, during the early days of television broadcast journalism. Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) along with his news team, producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney) and reporter Joseph Wershba (Robert Downey Jr.) learn of U.S. Air Force officer Milo Radulovich, who is being forcibly discharged because of family members being known communists and his refusal to denounce them.
Interest is piqued when it is found that the compilation of charges at Radulovich's hearing was in a sealed envelope and nobody saw them. Murrow presents the story to CBS News' director, Sig Mickelson (Jeff Daniels), who warns Murrow that the story will bring serious accusations and repercussions to CBS and their sponsors, some of whom have government contracts. He reluctantly allows the story to air, which gains positive responses from the public. Murrow also tries to ease the worries of his colleague, Don Hollenbeck (Ray Wise), who is struggling with both the strain of his recent divorce and attacks from newspaper writer Jack O'Brian, who is accusing him of being biased in his news reporting and being a "pinko".
|Genre:||Biography, Drama, History|
|Country:||France, Japan, United Kingdom, United States|
|Produced By:||Kiyotaka Ninomiya, Marc Butan, Grant Heslov, Victor Hadida, Samuel Hadida, Steven Soderbergh, Jeff Skoll, Zygi Kamasa, Chris Salvaterra, Ben Cosgrove, Todd Wagner, Jennifer Fox, Barbara A. Hall, Mark Cuban, Simon Franks|
|Directed By:||George Clooney|
|Written By:||George Clooney, Grant Heslov|
|Cast:||Tate Donovan, Peter Martin, Felix J. Boyle, Alexana Thomas, JD Cullum, Robert Knepper, Bruna Matsin, David Strathairn, Robert Downey Jr., Grant Heslov, Dianne Reeves, Helen Slayton-Hughes, Christoph Luty, Frank Langella, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Blair, Ray Wise, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson, Ray Donn, Alex Borstein, Matt Ross, Katharine Phillips Moser, Joseph Dowd, Rose Abdoo, Tom McCarthy, George Clooney, Glenn Morshower, Peter Jacobson, Don Creech, Matt Catingub, Reed Diamond, Simon Helberg, Robert John Burke, Rochelle Warner|
|In Theaters:||Nov 04, 2005|
|Runtime:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Production:||Warner Independent Pictures, 2929 Productions, Participant Media, Davis-Films, Redbus Pictures, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC), Section Eight|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
|Read More On:||Wikipedia|