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Reporting America At War
About The Series
The Reporters
Richard Harding Davis
Martha Gellhorn
Edward R. Murrow
Ernie Pyle
Walter Cronkite
Andy Rooney
Robert Capa
Homer Bigart
David Halberstam
Malcolm W. Browne
Gloria Emerson
Morley Safer
Peter Arnett
Ward Just
Chris Hedges
Christiane Amanpour

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EDWARD R. MURROW

One of the pioneers of broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) joined CBS in 1935. In 1937, he was sent to London to organize radio concerts and other special events for the radio network, and was in the British capital at the outbreak of World War II. His graphic, compelling coverage from London during the blitz is considered a major milestone in the evolution of American journalism and is often credited with generating American support for the British cause. Shortly before Pearl Harbor, Murrow assembled a team of some of the most celebrated reporters in journalism to cover the war for CBS, including William L. Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Richard C. Hottelet and Charles Collingwood. Together they would help to launch and define the new field of broadcast journalism. Murrow went on to a celebrated career in television, and is perhaps best known for his stunning televised rebuke of Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954.

Photo: Edward R. Murrow
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