Goodnight & Good-luck Essay Help
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When and where does the movie start (location, month, day, and year)? Why is everyone gathered together?
Members of the radio and television news directors association at their convention; Chicago, October 15, 1958
The flashback takes us to... (date, location, and the city)
CBS Studios- New York, October 14, 1953
What is it that the reports are supposed to sign? What will happen if they don't?
signing a loyalty oath, they will be fired if they don't
Concerning his discharge from the army, what important point does Radulovich make?
His father's, family's, actions have nothing to do with him
What is the major story that Murrow has? What charges brought Murrow's investigation?
Detroit News, Milk Radulovich- Irish- Air Force kicked him out because his dad read a Serbian newspaper; charges in sealed envelope, no one saw them, no hearing- declared guilty without trial and told that to keep job he had to denounce his father.
What does Ed Murrows want to do in his news program? Why doesn't CBS want him to do this? What are Friendly and Murrows going to have to do about Alcoa (advertisements)
Controversial topics- Friendly and Murrow pay the sponsorship fees
What is the Air Force saying Radulovich has done?
that he had ties to Communism and is a threat to national security
What does Radulovich's lawyer say has happened?
he was tried without any evidence; no day in court "a force and travesty upon justice"
What is Air Force Regulation 25-62?
"a man may be regarded as a security risk if he has close and continuing association with communists or people believed to have communist sympathies"
What does the color 'yellow' symbolize?
What does the color 'red' symbolize?
Why is Fred Friendly yellow?
fear; being targeted; accused of bias- dealing with controversial topic
What does the following quote mean: "We believe the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father"?
One should not punish the some for what the father has done
Why does the movie show us the original Kent cigarette commercial? (Think of at least 2 reasons)
-above average- appeal pt viewer- not easily persuaded (irony) -show need for sponsors -Kent chose Mr. Murrow's show
Why is Murrows interviewing Liberace? Is Murrows enjoying this interview? How can you tell?
Entertainment value; off set the seriousness and controversy of the McCarthy inquisitions- No, does not enjoy
What have we learned about Murrows from the man who corners Joe Wershba and gives him the manila envelope? Why was this information given to Joe? Is the information true?
That Murrows as a communist sympathizer; soviet payroll in 1935 member at International workers, sponsored trips to Moscow
What do Murrow and Friendly want to make sure their report's haven't ever done? How is this a witch-hunt?
Is anyone involved in news story has any connection to communists/party "witch hunt"- going after a certain type of people- en masse.
What type of information do the reports have on McCarthy? What do they need to do with this information? Why can't they wait to do this? Why should they wait?
Hit McCarthy before he attacks Murrow; to get better footage
What are McCarthy's two scare techniques?
1. 2 party system is at risk ACLU subversive & 2 attacking people, investigating, terrorizing those who might have connection
How is the questioning of Annie Lee Moss reflective pf Tituba in "The Crucible"
have you ever attended meeting; people saw her name on a list of Communist names - hearsay- undercover agent has corroboration about Annie L. Moss
Explain the following quote: "You cannot strike that from the press... nor from the public mind once it's planned there. That's, that is the evil of it!"
convicting people by hearsay and innuendo - need testimony under oath
What is Joe Wershba worried about?
Afraid they are going after the wrong side; argument for the "greater good," restribution
What happens to McCarthy?
he was censured; remains in the Senate but has no voting power