Good Night and Good Luck

To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. Good night, and good luck. – Edward R. Murrow

Answer any eleven of the following questions.
1. Does the media today teach, illuminate, and even inspire, or is it merely wires and lights in a box?

2. What would Edward R. Murrow think of the media today?

3. Who won the fight between Edward R. Murrow and Senator McCarthy?

4. What did they win?

5. Who brought McCarthy down?

6. How hot is George Clooney?

7. Explain whether Paley beat Edward R. Murrow.

8. If Mr. Milner was a kind of car, what kind of car would he be?

9. Who brought Edward R. Murrow down?

10. Who is to blame for Edward R. Murrow’s demise?

11. Who did Edward R. Murrow blame for his demise?

Write a 1 Paragraph answer to the following question:
What would Murrow say about today’s media?



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