During Murrow's speech at the RNTDA Convention - the scene that bookends the film - the screen to his left reads: "A Salute to Edward R. Murrow
- October 25, 1958". The script font used on the screen is Ballantines; this typeface was only designed 16 years later in 1974 (by Brendel Typestudio). See more
In 1935, Ed Murrow began his career with CBS. When World War II broke out, it was his voice that brought the Battle of Britain home to us, through his "This Is London" radio series. He started with us all, many of us here tonight, when television was in its infancy, with the news documentary show, "See It Now." He threw stones at giants. Segregation, exploitation of migrant workers, apartheid, J. Edgar Hoover, not the least of which, his historical fight with Senator McCarthy. He ...