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Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

Bob Edwards

"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them. I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. Tabloid crime stories, so much a part of the lust for ratings by today's news broadcasters, held no interest for Murrow. He did like Hollywood celebrities, but interviewed them for his entertainment programs; they had no place on his news programs. My book is focused on this life in journalism. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out to the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed." -Bob Edwards Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time - the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy - as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters.

"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them. I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. Tabloid crime stories, so much a part of the lust for ratings by today's news broadcasters, held no interest for Murrow. He did like Hollywood celebrities, but interviewed them for his entertainment programs; they had no place on his news programs. My book is focused on this life in journalism. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out to the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed." -Bob Edwards Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time - the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy - as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters.
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"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them. I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. Tabloid crime stories, so much a part of the lust for ratings by today's news broadcasters, held no interest for Murrow. He did like Hollywood celebrities, but interviewed them for his entertainment programs; they had no place on his news programs. My book is focused on this life in journalism. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out to the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed." -Bob Edwards Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time - the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy - as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:04