The Birth of Broadcast Journalism

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photoFrom London rooftops with German bombers blitzing the city, CBS radio reporter Edward R. Murrow held America riveted with his live reports of World War II unfolding and his crackling dateline: "This - is London." From his wartime reports through McCarthyism and the Cold War, Edward R. Murrow set a standard that would become the standard against which American broadcast journalism would be measured.

Click the "Listen" link to hear veteran NPR "Morning Edition" host Bob Edwards talk about the father of broadcast journalism, Edward R. Morrow, and the stories he told in his time and might have told about ours.


Bob Edwards, longtime host, NPR's "Morning Edition" and author of "Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism."

This program aired on June 4, 2004.


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