Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Edward R. Murrow

Edward R Murrow, 1959

Edward Roscoe Murrow (1908-1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. Among his achievements was a series of television news reports that led to the censure of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. Murrow was photographed by Karsh in 1959, for TV Guide, and a second time, on this day, February 2, in 1962; Murrow had resigned from CBS to accept a position as head of the United States Information Agency in January 1961. President John F. Kennedy offered Murrow the position, which he viewed as “a timely gift.” Read more (Wikipedia).