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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