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Viewpoints: Good Night and Good Luck
February 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Brad Kava, long-time San Jose Mercury News reporter and current Chair of Journalism at Cabrillo College, will discuss themes from the film “Good Night and Good Luck,” which tells the story of journalist Edward R. Murrow’s challenge to Senator Joe McCarthy. Professor Kava’s talk will be focused on the film, journalism (especially during the during the 1950s), and censorship. A Q & A session will follow.
Hosted by the Friends of the Capitola Library
Our Community Reads is a series of programs inspired by a book selected in a public vote. Red Letter Days tells of Phoebe Adler, a young television writer in 1955 New York. Finding herself suddenly blacklisted, she flees to London and the seeming security of a community of fellow expatriate blacklistees. But not even the Atlantic Ocean can protect her from the reach of the FBI. This timely book reminds us of our heritage of free speech and independent thought and how they can be put at risk.