Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
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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 of the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing
This is a deliberately short book addressing Murrow's influence on broadcast news and skimming over the details of his career and life, but it's a good, solid introduction to Murrow. It includes the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SLuce - LibraryThing
Went to the WXXI interview with Bob Edwards and got the book signed. Enjoyed the book. Read this before I saw the movie Good Night and Good Luck. Read full review