Good Night, and Good Luck
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William Paley: I'm with you today Ed, and I'm with you tomorrow.

Edward R. Murrow: Funny thing, Freddie, every time you light a cigarette for me, I know you're lying.

William Paley: There's a Knickerbocker game tonight, I've got front row seats. Are you interested?
Edward R. Murrow: I'm a little busy bringing down the network tonight, Bill.

Edward R. Murrow: We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.

Shirley Wershba: Name me another wife who reminds her husband to take off his wedding ring before he goes to the office.
Joe Wershba: Ava Gardner.

Don Hollenbeck: I could use a scotch.
Edward R. Murrow: I think everyone could use a scotch.

Factual error: There is a three prong electrical outlet visible in the Wershba's bathroom. These were not used at the time the film takes place, they were introduced decades later.

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Trivia: The man introducing Murrow's keynote address to the 1958 convention of the Radio-Television News Directors Association cites Murrow's reporting on the plight of migrant workers. Actually, Murrow did not report on the conditions of migrant workers until 1960. His documentary on the subject, "Harvest of Shame", was the last project he worked on as a CBS broadcaster.

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