Last Updated: 24 Apr, 2023 | Views: 199
Other Profession(s): Radio Producer, Film Producer, Television Producer, Screen Writer
Famous For: Pioneering Broadcast Journalist
Higher Education: Graduated
Edward Roscoe Murrow was a war correspondent for American broadcast media. He rose to fame for the first time during World War II thanks to several live radio broadcasts from Europe for CBS News. He assembled and collaborated closely with a group of war correspondents during the conflict known as the Murrow Boys. Murrow, a pioneer of radio and television news reporting, produced a number of broadcasts for his television programme See It Now that contributed to Senator Joseph McCarthy's being condemned. Murrow is regarded as one of journalism's finest figures by colleagues Ed Bliss, Bill Downs, Eric Sevareid, Dan Rather, and Alexander Kendrick.
In 1935: He remained at CBS throughout his entire career as director of talks and education.
In 1937: Murrow relocated to London to take on the role of CBS's European operations director.
In 1938: He became famous during the Anschluss, when Adolf Hitler pushed Nazi Germany to annex Austria.
In 1939: Murrow remained in London when war broke out and later delivered live radio transmissions for London After Dark during the worst of the Blitz.
In 1953: Murrow also launched a weekly television show called Person to Person that features celebrity interviews.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1947: Murrow got the Alfred I. duPont Award.
In 1964: Murrow was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 1984: He received a posthumous induction into the Television Hall of Fame.
Murrow joined CBS in 1935 as the network's director of lectures and education. He described the task as creating cultural and conversation shows. Organizing newsmakers to appear on the network and discuss current events was another aspect of the job.
He smoked continuously throughout his entire life. He usually had his signature Camel cigarette with him. He might smoke somewhere between sixty and sixty-five cigarettes each day.