The film, “Murrow vs. McCarthy” had introduced the development of news media and at the same time, in-depth telling the social political, economic and cultural changes in United States during the cold war. After World War II, the shadow of the war have not disappeared, the cold war atmosphere shrouded in the American’s minds. The United States was not only afraid of Soviet attack, but that dissidents will penetrate into the government to overthrow the current rule.
The film had showed the conflict between television journalist Edward Murrow and the United States senator in the states of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy. Edward Murrow through his nightly news program "See It Now" to expose the scrutiny and criticism of McCarthy’s “red scare.” Murrow and his colleagues caused by the actions of a great disturbance at the time, and became the United States history of most according to the legendary moment.
Joseph McCarthy, a Republican senator from Wisconsin, announced that he owned a list of Communist who served at State Department during his Wheeling speech at West Virginia. Joseph McCa...
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- The four years following the battle against Senator McCarthy, Murrow developed an enormous amount of contempt for the industry he helped create. Murrow’s superiors grew to fear some of his proposed topics for See It Now due to the usually high level of controversy surrounding most of his stories. CBS also became dictated by its advertisers in order to generate profit, and Murrow’s presence often scared advertisers from buying commercial slots during his programs. “The 1950s were characterized by a growing alienation between Murrow, CBS administrators, and sponsors, who both had come to dislike his independence, his critical broadcasts, and his critical analysis of the broadcasting industry,”... [tags: corporate and public interests, networks]
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- Since the beginning of broadcast journalism, there has been one person credited with revolutionizing the field. This was Edward R. Murrow, also known as Mr. Television. Murrow set the highest standard for the reporting of news on radio and television. He broadcast stories that other journalists of the time would not even touch for fear of blacklisting. His facts were solid, his scope thorough, his analysis on target, and his principles uncompromised (Edwards 7). He was also fearless when it came to challenging leaders who he felt were abusing their power, including Senator Joseph McCarthy.... [tags: Journalism ]
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- At the turn of the 1950s, there was a fear of communism gripping the hearts of Americans. As the bane of democracy grew internationally, spreading into China in 1949, Americans feared that there were roots of communism within the United States as well. As the years progressed, spies were discovered, and committees were created to keep Communist parties in the United States in check. On February 9, 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy made a seemingly radical statement, announcing that he possessed the names of hundreds of communists in the government.... [tags: communism, joseph mccarthy, senator]
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- The Crucible was written as an allegory for the McCarthy era in 1953 by Arthur Miller; an American playwright. The McCarthy era was epitomized by the fear of Communism that Senator McCarthy whipped up. He fostered a witch hunt against anyone who disagreed with his views. Miller’s intention was that the play would be a parody of his own context (himself) with John Proctor quite evidently being a reflection of Miller. The witches in the play symbolized communism. A ‘Crucible’ can mean both; "a container for melting or purifying metals by heat" and "a severe test." Miller describes the village of Salem as ‘the container’ and its contents; the God-fearing residents of Salem along with their emot... [tags: McCarthy, crucible, authur miller,]
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- Regarding the literary successes of The Road and No Country for Old Men and the research of various critical essays about the author, Cormac McCarthy, it is evident that McCarthy’s barren outlook of humanity and his blunt, economic use of words and scarcity of punctuation are the most notable aspects regarding the success of his novels. McCarthy’s position is primarily influenced by the historical and social concerns of his time. His unique form, lack of punctuation and his simplistic use of grammar and rhetoric all hold a significant role.... [tags: Cormac McCarthy Research Paper]
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- Edward R. Murrow was the most influential figure in the history of broadcast journalism. Egbert Roscoe Murrow was born on April 25th, 1908 on a small farm in Polecat Creek, North Carolina, which is located near Greensboro, North Carolina. His family moved to a small town near the Canadian border in Washington State when he was six years old. When he was in high school, he changed his name to the now iconic Edward R. Murrow. (Bernstein 40) I found that Mr. Murrow had three utmost important topics that were very endearing and focused mostly on them with total honesty, and those were in relation to Senators, Communism and Nazis.... [tags: broadcast, journalism, radio, media, freedom]
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- Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Violence has always been part of society. A cursory glance at the evolutionary periods to the classical ages up to the modern time shows that many breakthroughs were made after violent upheavals to either remedy the wrongs in society or to ensure survival of one group against the other. Such instances include the wars for territory where one group was faced by extinction if they didn’t rise up in arms such as the regular French-Germanic wars.... [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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- The McCarthy Period As a result of the "Red Scare" from the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union, Americans were concerned that Communists were threatening their country from within. Senator Joseph McCarthy, operating under the House Un-American Activities Committee, directed his search towards Hollywood and the intellectual community. McCarthy's committee called many members of the film and theatre community to testifiy about Communist activities, and to name any individuals who were believed to have been involved with Communist groups.... [tags: Joseph McCarthy McCarthyism Communism]
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- The Victims in McCarthy's Child of God In Cormac McCarthy's Child of God, Lester Ballard is a recluse who is shunned by the people of his community. Because of his morose nature and his bizarre habits, he stands out among the small rural community. The rejected Ballard turns from being a harmless recluse to a murderer. While he is clearly a victimizer, he is also a victim himself. He is the victim of his own ostracization from the community that he was a part of. While the victimization that he suffers cannot justify his violent actions, it provides some explanation of how Ballard has reached the point of being a victimizer himself.... [tags: McCarthy Child of God]
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- Nihilism and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing Cormac McCarthy's second book in The Border Trilogy offers an impressive array of worldviews all competing together in the larger narrative framework of the novel. These are not only expressed through the life of the protagonist Billy Parham and his brother Boyd, but also in the narratives of the many people they encounter on their horseback journeys through the hot desert sands of Mexico. Critic Robert L. Jarrett, associate professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, suggests the same in Cormac McCarthy, noting that "Despite the claims of the ex-priest [in The Crossing] that all men's tales are one, such visions... [tags: Cormac McCarthy Crossing Essays]
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