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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 Anschluss (German union with Austria), the 1939 German-Soviet invasion of Poland, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, brought him widespread renown among the public and eternal esteem among ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 57) in Pawling, New York, USA

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Around the World in 80 Days Edward R. Murrow - Prologue Narrator
(1956)
See It Now Producer
(1951-1958)
Sink the Bismarck! Edward R. Murrow
(1960)
CBS Reports Producer
(1959-1963)

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: In 1959 he hosted a series of six radio programs for CBS called "The Hidden Revolution." They focused on the social consequences of scientific breakthroughs. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Murrow | Ed Murrow

Spouse:

Janet Murrow  (his death)  (1 child)
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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:

Keith Olbermann uses his signature sign-off, "And so good night, and good luck," in tribute to Murrow's work. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Blow See more »

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