Saturday February 5th 2011

Thought for the Day

“We cannot defend freedom abroad
by deserting it at home.”

~ Edward R. Murrow



Edward R. Murrow*Edward Roscoe Murrow

Born: April 25, 1908 Guilford County, North Carolina
Died: April 27, 1965 (aged 57) Pawling, Dutchess County, New York

An American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada.

Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss and Alexander Kendrick considered Murrow one of journalism’s greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news.

A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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