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Free Speech Movies & TV

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

This film takes a Hollywood-enhanced look at the confrontation between CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist witch-hunter Joseph McCarthy. The film explores the pressures placed on free speech through both government officials and commercial sponsors.

Skokie (1981)

This film is a bit dated, but its exploration of the First Amendment questions surrounding the attempt of a neo-Nazi group to march in Skokie, Illinois, a community with a large population of holocaust survivors, is still provocative.

Shut Up and Sing (2006)

This documentary follows the Dixie Chicks as they deal with the commercial consequences of the political speech that offended their country-western audience.

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