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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 Self (34 credits)
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Other Works:

For CBS- TV, he reported on "Resources for Freedom" on 10 January 1954. The program included warnings of a future energy crisis, based on the findings of a Presidential Commission. The program was repeated on CBS on 14 July 1974. 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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Personal Quote:

"Dear Sir or Madam: You may be right." This was Murrow's standard postcard reply to any and all critics who wrote to him. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson as he left his post as director of the US Information Agency in 1964, and he also received an honorary knighthood by the British government in 1965. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Blow See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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