Go and see this film. It's still only February, so I can't say that it is the best or most important film you will see this year, but it is definately a contender. Just as Arthur Miller used the Salem witch trials to comment contemporary (i.e. late 1940s) America, George Clooney uses Ed Murrow's clash with Senator Joe McCarthey to comment on contemporary USA, although the issues range further afield and apply just as much to contemporary UK. Even if you think that parallels do not apply, it is still a valuable and timely lesson on what it was like at that time and in that place. It is also very well made, with excellent performances all round, great direction, excellent cinematography, great use of contemporary film and TV footage, and a great music soundtrack to boot.