Good Night, and Good Luck

Edward R. Murrow, a respected news reporter during the rise of television, came under fire for reporting on the Red Scare. “McCarthyism”, named after and led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, was the fear that communists could be anywhere.

Please answer the questions below.

#15.  Explain the significance of the Murrow quotes “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty” and “We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom where ever it still exists in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”

#16 Examine in detail at least three parallels between, or contrasts with, the events depicted in the movie and events in society today.


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