"Good Night and Good Luck ... demands to be seen and discussed
by audiences of all ages and all political stripes.
~ The Boston Globe

The 7:35 PM Tuesday screening of Good Night, and Good Luck is at the Esquire Theater, 320 Ludlow Avenue, near the intersection of Clifton and Ludlow Avenues, in Cincinnati.  Click here for a map

Tuesday is discount night - tickets are $5.50 instead of the usual $8.00 - and attendance could be heavy so plan on being at the theatre by 7:15. Parking across the street in the Clifton Merchants Lot next to the IGA is free for the first two hours when you get your parking ticket stamped at the Esquire.

The film runs 90 minutes and we'll afterwards meet outside the Esquire and walk down to Pizzeria Uno at 342 Ludlow. NOTE: Uno's changed its name to "Za on Ludlow", but the menu is still the same. We'll convene in the lower level where there is plenty of open space.  Click here  if you think you can join us.


One of my early television memories is that of a big room, full of angry men speaking heatedly into table-top microphones.  These were the McCarthy Senate hearings - televised live for 36 days in April and May, 1954, reaching an average 20 million daily.

George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck offers a snapshot of this pivotal time in American history and depicts the influence of the news media upon those events.  It is a film about the abuse of power and and those who chose to stand up against tyranny and hysteria.  Equally important, the film provides a parallel to the times and circumstances in which we live now. The courage and journalistic integrity of Edward R. Murrow can bring hope and motivation to the generations who never knew him...
~ Tim Swallow     
The year is 1953, television is still in its infancy and the esteemed broadcast journalist, Edward R. Murrow (DAVID STRATHAIRN), anchors the popular news documentary show, "See it Now," on CBS.  Murrow, alongside producer Fred Friendly (GEORGE CLOONEY), oversees a show that reports on the news items of the day.  He also hosts the talk show "Person to Person," yet is happiest as a news reporter.  The CBS TV newsroom is a constant hive of activity with secretaries typing, AP and UPI wires clicking away and the bustling of camera crews.  more...

<> Director George Clooney comments on his film, McCarthyism, and fear in America:  Mother Jones.

<> See the Trailer:  Official Film Site.

Network television's first news magazine, "See It Now" aired on CBS for six years, starting in 1951, and quickly set a standard for televised news and journalism as a whole.  Born from the Murrow/Friendly produced CBS radio show "Hear It Now," "See It Now" did more than just report the news, it engaged in intellectual discussions and analysis of the issues of the day, oftentimes leading into political and social commentaries.  more...

A legendary figure whose impact on electronic newsgathering is still felt to this day, Edward R. Murrow did not merely influence the development of broadcast journalism, he helped ... shape television journalism during its infancy with his passion for the truth and his tireless efforts to advance democratic ideals.  more...

Good Night, and Good Luck details the real-life confrontations between legendary television journalist Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations.  Murrow's courage in enlightening viewers about McCarthy's abuses of power earned him a place in history as a shining example of the media's duty to protect the public good. ... A vigilant press and an informed public are essential to a healthy democracy.  Great journalism is an extremely potent form of patriotism and the media has the responsibility to protect the public good by holding accountable the most powerful among us.  more...

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