Edward R. Murrow and the birth of broadcast journalism

by Bob Edwards

Hardcover, 2004




Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2004.


Pays tribute to journalist Edward R. Murrow who began as an eyewitness reporter in World War II.

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LibraryThing member SLuce
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.
LibraryThing member bherner
Read this book after seeing "Good Night, and Good Luck". Well written, but pretty thin.
LibraryThing member Murphy-Jacobs
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 text from some of his most famous broadcasts and speeches.

However, the most surprising, interesting, and gripping part of the book was Bob Edward's afterword. This scorching assessment of modern broadcast journalism and how Murrow would never have risen to the level of fame and influence he knew in the 1940s and 50s is the speech of an angry man, I think, one who is in intense agreement with Murrow's vision of television and radio's responsibility and power and its failure to use that power in upholding the responsibility.… (more)



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