US broadcast journalist and newscaster
1908 - born- April 25th - Polecat Creek, North Carolina
1935 - U.S. radio and television broadcaster. Murrow joined CBS in and two years later became head of its European Bureau.
1939-45 - As a WWII war correspondent. Murrow was noted for dramatic and accurate radio broadcasts from London during the Battle of Britain.
1945-47 - He served the network as vice president and director of public affairs, and news analyst (1947-61).
1954 - Producing broadcasting the popular television programs Person to Person and See It Now, on which he challenged the practices of Joseph R. McCarthy.
1961-1964 - Murrow was director of the U.S. Information Agency.
Known as the father of broadcast journalism
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- "We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... 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."
- "If none of us ever read a book that was'dangerous,'had a friend who was'different'or joined an organization that advocated'change,'we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."
- "Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices -- just recognize them."
- "Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."
- "After last night's debate, the reputation of Messieurs Lincoln and Douglas is secure."