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George Clooney Tackles Politics, Ethics and Smoking in New Movie <i>Good Night and Good Luck</i>


50 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, some members of Congress publicly questioned the patriotism of hundreds of Americans. Those who were targeted were accused of being members of the Communist Party. This campaign, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, destroyed careers and lives. T.V. journalist Edward R. Murrow openly challenged Senator McCarthy on the scare tactics he used during his Communist 'witch-hunts.' Penelope Poulou talks with actor George Clooney about recreating this historic confrontation in his new movie, 'Good Night and Good Luck.' The film that opened recently in American theaters and has received high praise..