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Murrow (1986)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 19 January 1986
Follow legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series "See It Now" and his confrontations with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Gold

Writer:

Ernest Kinoy
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel J. Travanti ... Edward R. Murrow
Stephen Churchett ... B.BC. Technician
David Suchet ... William L. Shirer
Robert Vaughn ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Janet Murrow
Martyn Stanbridge ... Lancaster Captain
Philip Voss ... Censor
Dabney Coleman ... CBS Chairman William Paley
John McMartin ... Frank Stanton
Harry Ditson ... Don Hollenbeck
Lans Traverse Lans Traverse ... Kay Campbell
Lorelei King ... Waitress
Frank Dux ... R. & D. Director
John Sterland ... Board Member #1
Billy J. Mitchell ... Board Member #2
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Storyline

Follow legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series "See It Now" and his confrontations with the Senator from Wisconsin that helped put an end to the witch-hunts. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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mccarthyism | world war two | See All (2) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Paley says he started in radio by buying WCAU, Philadelphia. CBS did not acquire WCAU until 1958, although it was a charter affiliate. Paley started by buying United Independent Broadcasters in New York, a struggling small network. See more »

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Excellent ensemble cast
3 October 2015 | by htis2008See all my reviews

A young Edward Herrman as Fred Friendly, Dabney Coleman picking up where he left off in "Nine to Five" in a non comic role. The Man from Uncle as FDR!

I sure don't remember a whole lot of Made for TV productions in the 1980s that were this good. Anybody who respects "Good Night and Good Luck" should go out of their way to see this. Made when a lot of people who still remembered the story line intimately were still alive and they didn't fudge on anything. I don't think there is a better representation of what it was like from the inside to go after McCarthy out there than this.

Completely agree with all the previous comments about the portrait of the dawn of the TV industry too. How THAT world has changed since this film was made?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ed Murrow - Reporter aus Leidenschaft See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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