Edward R. Murrow

Journalist, Author

1908 – 1965

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Who was Edward R. Murrow?

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States.

Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss, Bill Downs, and Alexander Kendrick considered Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures, noting his 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.

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Born
Apr 25, 1908
Guilford County
Also known as
  • Egbert Roscoe Murrow
  • Edward Murrow
  • Ed
  • Egg
  • Voice of Edward R. Murrow - London 1941
  • Blow
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Germans
  • Irish people
  • English people
  • Scottish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Washington State University
    Speech
    (1926 - 1930)
Employment
  • United States Information Agency
    (1961 - )
  • Director of European Operations, CBS
    (1937 - )
  • Director of Talks, CBS
    (1935 - )
  • Assistant director, Institute of International Education
    (1932 - 1935)
Lived in
  • Greensboro
  • Mount Vernon
  • Brooklyn
  • Blanchard
Died
Apr 27, 1965
Pawling

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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