UPDATE: Edward R. Murrow (9/1/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
keith wheelock
contact email: 
kwheelock@patmedia.net

Call for Papers -EXTENDED

2006 Film & History Conference on

THE DOCUMENTARY TRADITION

8-12 November, 2006

Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, Texas

www.filmandhistory.org

AREA: Edward R. Murrow

DEADLINE: September 1, 2006

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

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

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
Award-nominated

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

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 s

on aspects of Good Night and Good Luck and The Murrow-Friendly
Tradition. Professor Scott Stoddard will assess the impact of Harvest
of Shame/

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.
Murrow?

Send inquiries and proposals to:

Keith Wheelock

325 Mountain View Road

Skillman, NJ 08558

Tel: (609)466-5968

kwheelock_at_patmedia.net

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