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FADE IN: Creatures in the Ordinary World / Allies and Enemies in the Ordinary World: the dinner; photographs etc.
Hero's Backstory and Status: the introduction onto stage.
Loop / Meeting the Hero: Murrow makes a speech.
Ordinary World: the lift; studio etc.
Time Pressure: give me about a half an hour.
Two attractive people in the copy room.
Antagonism: having to sign the Loyalty Offer; if I don't sign it they'll fire me.
Antagonism: McCarthy speaking on film.
Meeting the Herald / Supernatural Aid: Fred gives directions; get out there and make some news.
Call to Adventure: lets investigate Milo.
Refusal: it's not McCarthy.
Refusal: Milo on film; Sig worried about the sponsors and his superiors.
Overcoming Refusal: Sig gives the go-ahead.
Sacrifice: I'll cover the loss of ads with Fred.
Warning: the colonels try to restrain Fred.
Conscious Decision: we got the film.
Outer Cave: Murrow goes on air with the Milo issue.
Celebrating the crossing: cheers in the studio; the jazz singer.
Passing the Trial: the Liberace interview; Kent continues its advertising.
Middle Cave / Meeting the Shape Shifter: meeting Don; his wife left him; he's a Pinko.
Inner Cave: did you know Murrow was a communist.
Pushed to the Belly of the Whale: called to Paley's office.
Belly of the Whale: the meeting with Paley.
Physical Separation: we're going after McCarthy; if there is any skeleton in your closet, let us know now.; here we go.
Trial and Transformation 1:
Antagonism: McCarthy on film again.
Warning / Developing Characters and Relationships: Joe and Shirley are married; she's worried.
Paley phones; he's on Murrow's side.
Murrow goes on air and attacks McCarthy.
Waiting for the phones to ring. They're turned on and ring.
Trial and Transformation 2:
Don backs up Murrow on air.
Developing Characters and Relationships: I think everyone needs a scotch.
Reading from the early editions; it is Don that is attacked.
Fred meets Paley in the lift; no to specific persons doing McCarthy's rebuttal.
Milo is reinstated.
Trial and Transformation 3:
The CBS lawyers want to talk to Tom.
Annie Lee Moss on film; in the senate hearing.
Deciding what the show is;
Meeting the Oracle: McCarthy wants April 6.
Foreshadow of the Near Death / Rebirth: Don is worried.
Annie Lee Moss in the senate hearing; McCarthy leaves and the other senator objects to the action – I don't like to try people by hearsay evidence.
Journey to the Sword: preparing for and introducing McCarthy's rebuttal.
Seizing the Sword:
Foreboding: Paley walking in the studio at night.
Foreshadow for the boon: Alcoa advert
Murrow responds to McCarthy's rebuttal.
Senate is investigating McCarthy.
Near Death Experience: Don killed himself.
Reward: Murrow mentiosn Don on his newscast.
Atonement with the Father: McCarthy in the army hearings.
Apotheosis: everyone knows that Joe and Shirley are married.
Ultimate Boon: Murrow and Fred are given an hour long programme on Sunday afternoons; lets do our first show about the downfall of television.
Antagonsim Resolution: McCarthy remains a Senator.
FADE OUT: Loop / Murrow's speech.
by Kal Bashir