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Edward R. Murrow ~ "Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss, and Alexander Kendrick considered Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news."

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CBS wartime correspondent Edward R. Murrow, Oxford Circus, London, c 1940

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Marilyn Monroe - April 1, 1955 - with Edward Murrow - during discussions at the Ambassador Hotel in New York regarding her forthcoming appearance on Murrow’s “Person To Person” television show

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Columbia Broadcasting reporter in London, Edward R. Murrow who kept Americans abreast of the stiff resistance of the British to the German attacks during the "Battle of Britain" (1940-1941) -- as America officially stayed neutral. Corbis / Bettmann Evans

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Edward R. Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow) was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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