The Murrow boys: pioneers on the front lines of broadcast journalism

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Houghton Mifflin, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 445 pages
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A close-up look at a talented group of foreign correspondents who transformed broadcast journalism--including Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevaried, William L. Shirer, Charles Collingwood, and Howard K. Smith--and witnessed the corporate pressures and sensationalism that mark modern news.

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This is a superb read for anyone interested either in Edward R. Murrow -- and the remarkable band of journalists he found to work with him during the crucial WW II years (these are the "Boys" of the ... Read full review

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Fantastic study of pioneering journalists, by a famous journalist (stan cloud) and his wife, also a respected journalist. They did a fantastic job of not mythologizing these great and famous men (who ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud are coauthors of The Murrow Boys,"" a biography of the correspondents whom Edward R. Murrow hired before and during World War II to create CBS News. Olson is the author of Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970. Cloud, a former Washington bureau chief for "Time," was also a national political correspondent, White House correspondent, Saigon bureau chief, and Moscow correspondent for "Time," Olson was a Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for the "Baltimore Sun," She and Cloud are married and live in Washington, D.C.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Writer Lynne Olson graduated from the University of Arizona and began her career with the Associated Press in 1971. She was its first woman correspondent in Moscow from 1974 to 1976. She also worked as a reporter on national politics for the Baltimore Sun before becoming a freelance writer in 1981. Olson has contributed to publications including the Washington Post, American Heritage, Smithsonian, Working Woman, Ms., Elle, and Glamour. She taught journalism at American University in Washington for five years and has published several books of history.