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In 1953, television was still a business of pioneers, and Edward R. Murrow was one of its most famous hosts. His program captivated America by presenting current affairs subjects and interviews in an incredibly innovative way.
It was the era of the communist witch hunts instigated by Senator McCarthy. Using the fear of the USSR, McCarthy hounded anyone who, according to him, showed signs of “anti-American” behavior. A suspicious atmosphere hung over institutions, and arbitrary sentences were handed down at an alarming rate.
Disgusted by McCarthy’s scandalous methods, Murrow decided to take action. He threw his credibility and all the power of an already promising media into the battle. For the first time, a man of television made use of it to expose the truth…