Thought for the Day
“Every act that denies or limits the freedom
of the individual in this country
costs us the confidence of men and women
who aspire to that freedom
and independence of which we speak
and for which our ancestors fought.”
~ Edward R. Murrow
(1908 – 1965)
*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.