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Casey Murrow, Murrow vs McCarthy 9/18/17

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"We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s" presented by Casey Murrow

Ed Murrow, already a renowned radio and television broadcaster, confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy in a series of broadcasts in 1953 and ’54. McCarthy had been challenging the government and destroying careers, using Senate hearings and often-fabricated information. In this presentation, Casey Murrow, Ed’s son, will discuss what his father faced in those troubled times and some reactions to his work. Casey will share historical sources, short video clips from that era, as well as a few minutes from George Clooney’s film, “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Casey Murrow has devoted his career to public education as a teacher and leader in programs that support educators in Vermont and nationally.

Production Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:30

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