Good night and good luck

Don't take a recovering smoker to Good Night, and Good Luck. A current smoker won't last five minutes without ducking out for a smoke break. There was at least one cigarette burning on screen in every scene, and often multiple cigarettes. I find it hard to believe that television control rooms didn't have a smoking ban because of the electronics, but I guess that's the way it was (so to speak). I'd seen clips of the McCarthy hearings and the Edward Murrow broadcasts, but it was good to see a more complete picture of the Murrow shows. And of course the movie has a lot of food for thought about the media and politics today. But the smoking was out of control. Maybe cigarettes should be nominated for an academy award for supporting actor in this movie. It was great to exit the theater and take a deep breath of the cold, rainy air.