EDWARD R. MURROW Biography - People in the News and Media


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Name: Edward R. Murrow                                                         
Born: 25 April 1908 Guilford County, North Carolina                             
Died: 27 April 1965 Brooklyn, New York                                         
Edward R. "Ed" Murrow (April 25, 1908 - April 27, 1965) was an American         
journalist and television and radio figure. 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 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