Edward R. Murrow was born on this day, April 25, in 1908 (d. 1965). He 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. A pioneer of radio and television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of reports on his television program See It Now which helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. among other distinctions Murrow was repeatedly honored with the Peabody Award, jointly and individually, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read more (Wikipedia)
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