"The sun tires of summer and sighs itself into autumn." Terri Guillemets

User login

Who's online

There are currently 1 user and 31 guests online.

Online users

  • cgrotke

Welcome to iBrattleboro!

Welcome to iBrattleboro!
It's a local news source by and for the people of Brattleboro, Vermont, published continually. You can get involved in this experiment in citizen journalism by submitting meeting results, news, events, stories, reviews, how-to's, recipes, places to go, things to do, or anything else important to Brattleboro. Or, just drop by to see what others have contributed.

Find iBrattleboro on:

 Twitter YouTube

Authentically Local

Search the Archives

Ye Olde iBrattleboro Archive

Use the pulldown to choose desired number of results.

 

Search the first decade
of iBrattleboro archives
at Archive-It.org
Feb 20, 2003 to Feb 6, 2013

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


Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

PUTNEY – Landmark College will present a talk by Casey Murrow, son of pioneering broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, titled “We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s,” at 7 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building.

Murrow was a renowned radio and television broadcaster who hosted the popular CBS news program, “See It Now.” In 1953, Murrow began a series of broadcasts confronting Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of the “Red Scare” during which McCarthy made broad claims of treason against American citizens he accused of sympathizing with communism and the Soviet Union. McCarthy had been challenging the government and destroying careers, using Senate hearings and often fabricated information.

Murrow’s criticism of McCarthy’s tactics was a turning point in television journalism and was the subject of director George Clooney’s 2005 film, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” which featured an Oscar-nominated performance by David Strathairn as Murrow.

In his Landmark College presentation, Casey Murrow will discuss what his father faced in those troubled times and some reactions to his work. Casey will also share historical sources, short video clips from that era, and a few scenes from Clooney’s film.

Casey Murrow has devoted his career to public education as a teacher and a leader in programs that support educators in Vermont and nationally.

This talk is part of Landmark College’s Academic Speaker Series, and it is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other upcoming Speaker Series talks, please contact Adrienne Major at amajor@landmark.edu.

Location

Landmark College
19 River Road South
Putney, VT
United States
42° 58' 35.4432" N, 72° 30' 44.6292" W
Javascript is required to view this map.

Upcoming Events

iBrattleboro Poll

I'm predicting that the upcoming fall colors will be

Choices