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The Edward R. Murrow: The McCarthy Years
The Edward R Murrow The McCarthy Years
Actors: Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow
Genres: Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 54min

Legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow is undoubtedly the first hero in the history of American broadcasting, a distinguished reporter who forever set the industry gold standard through his unparalleled courage, integrity a...  more »


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Actors: Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow
Genres: Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary, Biography, History, Military & War, Politics
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Heroic Television
agmo | UK | 10/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When watching the footage of Joe McCarthy contained on this DVD it is hard to believe that this bumbling, uncharismatic and ill informed man was able to cause the misery he did in 1950's America. Ed Murrow had decided to oppose McCarthy by exposing the ridiculous excesses of McCarthyism, firstly by highlighting the plight of a man expelled from the armed forces because of the alleged links to Communism, and later by exposing the flaws in McCarthy's doctrine. 'The McCarthy Years' contains all these programmes in full as well as McCarthy's televised response to Murrow, which he exposed himself as a blustering idiot. McCarthy, despite having weeks to research, manages to hang himself with a string of factual innaccuracies, from not knowing Murrows role at CBS to stating that Lenin's first name was Nikolai!. This is a DVD which anyone interested in the history of American politics and television should see. If only Murrow was still with us to give the same treatment to Ann Coulter!"
Above the crowd
Doc Schreiber | West Coast | 03/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"None of the overrated TV newscasters over the last 40 years can't stand anywere close to Murrow. For the younger generation who may have discovered him trough Cloony's Oscar winnig movie, should get to know Murrow's work through a number of documentaries available from

As far as the previous review, skipping disc is not a reason to reate this movie with one star. That is a customer service issue and has no place on this review board."
Murrow in the dark days
Joel N. Shurkin | Baltimore/Fairbanks | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Used it in a college journalism class and it was good for several days' discussion."