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Murrow, Edward R.

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  1. Murrow, Edward R. (Eve's Magazine)
      Provides stories of Murrow's life and career, including stories about his resourcefulness and courage.

      "Murrow did not kill off McCarthy or McCarthyism, but he helped halt America's incredible slide toward a native brand of fascism. Unbelievable. You had to live through the times to know how fearful -- indeed, terrorized -- people were about speaking their minds."

      "On the night of the broadcast, March 9, 1954, the night the spear was hurled against the terror that held America in thrall, Edward R. Murrow spoke words that should be handed down as legacy to every generation of Americans:"

      " 'We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility.' " 11-05

  2. Murrow, Edward R. (Museum of Broadcast Communications)
      Provides a profile. "Edward R. Murrow is the most distinguished and renowned figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. He was a seminal force in the creation and development of electronic newsgathering as both a craft and a profession. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s, as it eventually became the nation's most popular news medium. In 1961, Murrow left CBS to become director of the United States Information Agency for the new Kennedy administration. By that time, his peers were already referring to a 'Murrow legend and tradition' of courage, integrity, social responsibility, and journalistic excellence, emblematic of the highest ideals of both broadcast news and the television industry in general." 11-05

  3. Murrow, Edward R. (National Public Radio)
      Provides stories of Murrow's early life and career, including stories about his resourcefulness and courage. 11-05

  4. Murrow, Edward R. (PBS.org)
      "From the opening days of World War II through his death in 1965, Murrow had an unparalleled influence on broadcast journalism. His voice was universally recognized, and a generation of radio and television newsmen emulated his style. Murrow's pioneering television documentaries have more than once been credited with changing history, and to this day his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance in the search for truth."

      "His belief in journalism as an active part of the political process and a necessary tool within democracy has forever altered the politics and everyday life of the American people." 11-05

  5. Murrow, Edward R. (Radio Hall of Fame)
      "Determined that CBSs voice of authority should belong to a true authority, Murrow assembled a news staff that included Charles Collingwood, Eric Severeid, William L. Shirer and Howard K. Smith. Each was selected not because of radio experience, but because of his knowledge of the European political battlefields."

      "Edward R. Murrow was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988." Includes an audio file of Murrow's voice. 11-05

  6. Murrow, Edward R. (Wikipedia.org)
      "Edward R. 'Ed' Murrow, (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow), (April 25, 1908 April 27, 1965) was an American journalist, whose radio news broadcasts during World War II were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Mainstream historians consider him among journalism's greatest figures; Murrow hired a top-flight cadre of war correspondents and was noted for honesty and integrity in delivering the news. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy." 11-05

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