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Reel Hubbers Present: Good Night and Good Luck

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1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest

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They took on the government with nothing but the truth.

Reel Hubbers, the Open Gov Hub monthly movie series, presents the Academy Award Best Picture nominated (2005) Good Night and Good Luck, starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, and Patricia Clarkson.

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.

A speaker from the Committee to Protect Journalists will be joining us to discuss what we can learn from this film for today's political and media climate.

All are welcome!

We will provide free popcorn, but please feel free to bring your own drinks.

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