Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this drama includes some mild language and nearly non-stop smoking (Murrow's addiction is well known). The notorious Senator Joseph McCarthy appears in news footage, condemning people as "communists" in the HUAC hearings and on television, based on spurious or no evidence. A husband and wife employed by CBS must hide the fact of their marriage because it's against company policy. Coworkers drink at a bar after work. During Murrow's interview with Liberace, the famously gay pianist talks about wanting to find a good woman, something of an inside joke. A journalist is so unnerved by accusations that he's a communist that he kills himself (off screen, but other characters react to the news).
Very brief, between husband and wife.
A character kills himself offscreen.
Mild (damn and hell).
Senator McCarthy is a monster, but the journalists are stoic and smart.
1950s era ads for cigarettes, Alcoa as a sponsor for news shows.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Non-stop smoking, some drinking at a neighborhood bar after work.