Phil Waite

Prime Time

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Review of 'Good Night, And Good Luck', director George Clooney

Good Night, And Good Luck tells the story of how campaigning television journalism was used with devastating effect against senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist witch-hunts in the US in the early 1950s. The film centres around Edward Murrow (played by David Strathairn), who worked for the CBS broadcasting company. He was well respected by the US public for his London-based radio reports during the Second World War, and then as presenter of a news and current affairs radio programme called Hear It Now.

Protest in the Belly of the Beast

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Review of 'Last Party 2000', directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Donovan Leitch

Why watch a documentary made three years ago about the last US presidential election? Surely the world has changed so much in the time since that it couldn't possibly teach us anything? But this documentary looks at the elections through the eyes of those excluded from the process - protesters, the poor, minorities and many other groups.

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