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Edward R. Murrow (1908–1965)

Pioneering radio and TV reporter who was the dominant figure in American broadcast journalism during its early years. His dramatic, in-person coverage of the 1938 German occupation of Austria, the 1939 German blitzkrieg against Czechoslovakia and the 10-month-long Battle of Britain, fought in the skies between 1940 and 1941, brought him widespread... See full bio »

Died:

(age 57) in Pawling, New York, USA

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Person to Person
Person to Person Producer
(1953-1959)
See It Now
See It Now Producer
(1951-1958)
Small World
Small World Producer
(1958-1960)
One Plane, One Bomb
(1953)

Filmography

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 1959-1960 CBS Reports (TV Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Harvest of Shame (1960) ... (producer)
- Iran: Brittle Ally (1959) ... (producer)
- Biography of a Missile (1959) ... (producer)
 1958-1960 Small World (TV Series) (producer - 57 episodes)
- Episode #2.31 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.30 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.29 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.28 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.27 (1960) ... (producer)
 1953-1959 Person to Person (TV Series documentary) (producer - 247 episodes)
- Episode #6.40 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.39 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.38 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.37 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #6.36 (1959) ... (producer)
 1959 Montgomery Speaks His Mind (producer)
 1959 The Lost Class of '59 (producer)
  See It Now (TV Series documentary) (producer - 187 episodes, 1951 - 1958) (co-producer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Watch on the Ruhr (1958) ... (producer)
- Atomic Timetable: Radiation and Fallout (1958) ... (producer)
- Statehood for Alaska and Hawaii? (1958) ... (producer)
 1957 Satchmo the Great (Documentary) (co-producer)
 1953-1956 Years of Crisis (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Calendar Year 1956 (1956) ... (producer)
- Calendar Year 1955 (1956) ... (producer)
- Calendar Year 1952 (1953) ... (producer)
 1953 One Plane, One Bomb (Short) (producer)
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Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

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Other Works:

Magazine ad: the Pan-American Coffee Bureau (1953) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ed Murrow
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about television] The instrument can teach, it can illuminate. Yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is merely lights and wires in a box. See more »

Trivia:

Murrow's public attacks on Senator Joseph McCarthy were prompted by the suicide of Murrow's friend, former State Department official Laurence Duggan, whom had been accused of being a spy for the Soviet Union. Responding to Murrow, McCarthy challenged him to debate William F. Buckley about Communists within the U.S. Government; Murrow refused. Decrypted cables and archived documents later confirmed... See more »

Trademark:

Signed off every radio show with "Good Night, and Good Luck"

Nickname:

Ed See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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