The present will air on AMC, which was additionally dwelling to Clooney’s adaptation of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.” The community describes Glatzer’s take thusly:
“The collection follows Sy Steingartner, a younger cameraman for Murrow’s ‘See It Now,’ who’s compelled to juggle his admiration for Murrow together with his personal ambition. With the CBS brass pushing an anti-Communist Loyalty Oath on Murrow and his workers, Sy has a chance to rise straight to the highest, however solely by betraying his mentor within the course of. With wit and eager statement, the collection confronts how we reply to chaos and the values that pull us by.”
That is fascinating, and really consistent with the tragic model of storytelling favored by each exhibits for which Glatzer has written. The notion of betraying one’s mentor is Shakespearian stuff, however Murrow is not Logan Roy. He was a principled journalist rendered out of date by ratings- and advertising-driven information. Nobody is a saint, however given every little thing I’ve examine Murrow, he had a eager BS detector.
I dig the pedigree right here, however Glatzer’s acquired his work lower out for him. Fictionalizing this period makes me a tad queasy. And but I know the way a lot this story means to Clooney, whose father, Nick Clooney, is without doubt one of the most beloved broadcasters to ever come out of Ohio. Clooney’s coronary heart and thoughts are in the precise place. He nailed this materials as soon as. Why not once more?