America, 1953. Planning their CBS news show See It Now, hack Ed Murrow (Strathairn) and producer Fred Friendly (Clooney) hit on a combustible story: the sacking of a “Commie” Navy pilot without trial or justification. With pitbull tenacity, Murrow and co. put reputation, network and lives on the line as they collide with the formidable Senator McCarthy, head of the toxic House Of Un-American Activities...
Provocative, principled and richly detailed, this is compelling stuff. Emotionally it’s a little dry, but as brain-food, it’s absolutely invigorating. George done good.
Reviewed by Simon Crook
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