Happy Birthday Ed Murrow

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 22:16

Egbert Roscoe Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965.  He was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. Murrow gained fame during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for CBS news division. During the war, he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents, known as the Murrow Boys. They were truth-tellers

A pioneer of radio and television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of reports on his television program See It Now which helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Fellow journalists Eric SevareidEd BlissBill DownsDan Rather, and Alexander Kendrick consider Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news.

City Images called Ed’s son at his Vermont home this morning, but we were not able to get him on the telephone. Journalism could not have known a more meaningful newsman to reflect on today's state of affairs.

Murrow worked as a distinguished network journalist and was a news executive with the US Government, as was I. Therefore, I looked up to him as one of my role models as, who hired the likes of Walter Cronkite, who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at The City Island Yacht Club and he also hired Marvin Kalb, who I produced for at NBC News in New York.

My favorite Murrow interview was his exclusive with Fidel Castro and his son Fidelito in their pajamas https://youtu.be/s7Rqp0dCz4c

American Masters https://youtu.be/mwRvHRwT5FA