Newly Donated Papers Shed Light on Murrow

The World War II radio broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow are now regarded as high points in the history of journalism, vivid examples of how the spoken word can bring home events of infinite horror and complexity from thousands of miles away.  
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An American Icon Newly Polished

Murrow Center revival coincides with Hollywood buzz about famed journalist

He was the patron saint of broadcast news. Edward R. Murrow’s live broadcasts from London in 1940 brought the Blitz into American living rooms and set the standard for radio and, later, television news reporting. Generations of journalism students have gone to school on his See It Now show that helped take down Sen. Joe McCarthy, and his CBS Reports exposé of the plight of migrant farm workers, “Harvest of Shame.” Murrow sought to make TV more than “merely wires and lights in a box,” in his words, and in so doing, became the icon for integrity in broadcast journalism. “He’s the head of the parade, he’s the pinnacle of the pyramid,” colleague Walter Cronkite said. “He led the way.”

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Winter 2006 Tufts Magazine