CFP: Edward R. Murrow (8/1/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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keith wheelock
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Call for Papers

2006 Film & History Conference on


8-12 November, 2006

Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, Texas

AREA: Edward R. Murrow

DEADLINE: August 1, 2006

We welcome a wide range of documentary-related presentations on Edward

Murrow. Mr. Murrow, first on radio, then on television, established an

record for reportorial integrity. With See It Now, Murrow and Fred
Friendly initiated

television's investigative reporting. His Person to Person was also a
television first,

introducing the public to celebrity culture. The recent Academy

Good Night and Good Luck celebrates Murrow's famous broadcasts related

Senator Joseph McCarthy and suggests all kinds of questions about film
and history.

Professor John O'Connor (founder of Film & History) and Professor Larry
Lichty will be making major presentation

on aspects of Good Night and Good Luck and The Murrow-Friendly

We look forward to documentary-related presentations on aspects of
Edward R.

Murrow's professional career as well as on specific programs such as
Harvest of

Shame, The McCarthy Years, and The Best of See It Now. George Clooney's

recent film interpretation is also worthy of discussion as is Murrow's
career as

Director of the USIA (1961-1963). What is the legacy of Edward R.

Send inquiries and proposals to:

Keith Wheelock

325 Mountain View Road

Skillman, NJ 08558

Tel: (609)466-5968
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