The Edward R. Murrow Legacy

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MURROW SET STANDARDS FOR BROADCAST INDUSTRY

Edward R. Murrow is regarded as broadcasting’s most illustrious journalist, credited with establishing standards to which broadcast professionals still aspire. He graduated from Washington State University in 1930 with a bachelor of arts degree in speech, having served as WSU student body president as well as president of the National Student Federation.

Murrow began a long career at CBS in 1935. He first gained international prominence for his World War II radio broadcasts from European theatres. Later he rose to television fame for his news documentaries and “CBS Reports.” His reporting during World War II, the Korean War, and during the McCarthy era reflected his passionate dedication to educating the world about the important events of his era.

“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and 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 . . .”


Edward R. Murrow

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