Edward R. Murrow


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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's unique partnership on See It Now
Walter Cronkite on his admiration for broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow
Meta Rosenberg on her friendship with Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on Edward R. Murrow
Kim Hunter on appearing on Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow
Wade Bingham on shooting the CBS News series CBS Reports with anchor Edward R. Murrow and producer Fred Friendly
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Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on the renaissance of radio news (led by Edward R. Murrow) and entertainment programming in the 1930s
Erik Barnouw on the importance of the Hollywood Blacklist to understanding the history of broadcasting and on Edward R. Murrow's denunciation of Senator Joseph McCarthy

Walter Bernstein

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Blacklisted writer Walter Bernstein on the subversive subtext of You Are There; on Edward R. Murrow's See It Now denouncing Senator McCarthy

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on Edward R. Murrow bringing See it Now to Korea during the Korean War
Wade Bingham on shooting the Edward R. Murrow series Small World, one of the first intercontinental broadcasts
Wade Bingham on shooting the CBS News series CBS Reports with anchor Edward R. Murrow and producer Fred Friendly

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on not knowing who Edward R. Murrow was before working on See It Now
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on meeting See It Now host Edward R. Murrow, "a man of words"
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow recording narration for See It Now; on editing the film track
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's unique partnership on See It Now
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the See It Now episode on Senator McCarthy and McCarthy's response
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Murrow signing a loyalty oath at CBS
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Edward R. Murrow's contributions to CBS Reports and Murrow leaving CBS

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on promoting Person to Person

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on Senator Joseph McCarthy's "list" of 205 alleged Communists

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on being in a bar with legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow - "God was in the bar"
James L. Brooks on Edward R. Murrow

James Burrows

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James Burrows on being on Person to Person when he was a child

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on the "acute journalistic capabilities" of Edward R. Murrow
Walter Cronkite on being offered a job at CBS by Edward R. Murrow, but ultimately turning it down after United Press made him a generous offer to stay
Walter Cronkite on how the Hollywood Blacklist affected the news industry; Ed Murrow went along with the network
Walter Cronkite on his admiration for broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on how television news was perceived in the 1950s, and on Fred Friendly and Edward R. Murrow's See It Now

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on Edward R. Murrow's guest appearance on Meet the Press

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on the M*A*S*H episode "The Interview" based on Murrow in Korea

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on working on Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on finding inspiration from Edward R. Murrow's broadcasts from London during World War II
Murray Fromson on meeting Edward R. Murrow, and Murrow encouraging him to get into broadcast (rather than print) journalism

William Froug

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William Froug on doing a film with Rod Serling after JFK died introducing Lyndon Johnson to the world, and screening it for Edward R. Murrow

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on how Edward R. Murrow's news piece about Korea was the inspiration for the M*A*S*H episode "The Interview"

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on NBC being challenged by CBS News and Edward R. Murrow
Julian Goodman on Edward R. Murrow's See it Now episode, "Senator McCarthy"

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on Edward R. Murrow taking on Senator Joseph McCarthy, and on Murrow's influence

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Sidney M. Katz

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Sidney M. Katz on editing Edward R. Murrow's See It Now series and the episode on Joseph McCarthy

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's See It Now "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on wanting to be Edward R. Murrow when he grew up

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on producing Person to Person, first hosted by Edward R. Murrow and later by Charles Collingwood

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on hosting Inside Beverly Hills, and on Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person, and on a favorite Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson sketch of his, which spawned a running joke

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on CBS News documentaries and on the birth of See It Now, hosted by Edward R. Murrow and produced by Fred Friendly
Sig Mickelson on why Walter Cronkite was selected to cover Elizabeth II's coronation for CBS News over Edward R. Murrow
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of the 1960 political conventions anchored by Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, and on their different styles
Sig Mickelson on Edward R. Murrow's See It Now program

Newton N. Minow

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Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on Joseph Kennedy and Edward R. Murrow's reaction to his 1961 "Vast Wasteland" speech

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on meeting idol Edward R. Murrow 
John Moffitt on having some fun with the slide card promoting Edward R. Murrow
John Moffitt on promotional material for Person to Person

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on how he enjoyed listening to the news on the radio when he was young

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Don Pike

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Don Pike on going to work for the United States Information Agency at the behest of Robert F. Kennedy under agency director Edward R. Murrow

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on meeting Edward R. Murrow

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on her friendship with Edward R. Murrow

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on having Edward R. Murrow's office 
Morley Safer on Edward R. Murrow's role as London Bureau Chief

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on going to work for Edward R. Murrow after being turned down by "The New York Times"
Daniel Schorr on working with Edward R. Murrow
Daniel Schorr on going to Moscow for CBS News in 1955, and on getting in with Edward R. Murrow

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on meeting Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on meeting up with Edward R. Murrow in London and taking over Murrow's role as CBS chief European correspondent
Howard K. Smith on how his broadcasts differed from Murrow's
Howard K. Smith on getting into television through Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on Edward R. Murrow advising him to sign a loyalty oath and getting listed in Red Channels
Howard K. Smith on doing Edward R. Murrow's year-end television shows
Howard K. Smith on Murrow's documentary Who Speaks for Birmingham?
Howard K. Smith on returning to television on ABC and interviewing Murrow on air
Howard K. Smith on Edward R. Murrow becoming head of the USIA
Howard K. Smith on his friendship with and the legacy of Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on his thoughts on Edward R. Murrow

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on being thrilled to joined Edward R. Murrow's news operation at CBS
Sanford Socolow on whether or not he signed a loyalty oath at CBS (championed by Edward R. Murrow)

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on the creation of CBS News for television, and Edward R. Murrow's reluctance to do television

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on starring as "Edward R. Murrow" in Murrow
Daniel J. Travanti on playing "Edward R. Murrow" in Murrow

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on working with Edward R. Murrow
Robert Trout on signing a long-term contract with CBS and hosting "Robert Trout with the News Till Now" until Edward R. Murrow took it over
Robert Trout on the death of Edward R. Murrow

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on the effect of Edward R. Murrow's See It Now: A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on assistant directing Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Joseph Wershba

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Joseph Wershba on the historic See It Now broadcast on Senator Joseph McCarthy
Joseph Wershba on the last time he saw Edward R. Murrow

Av Westin

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Av Westin on being a copy boy for Edward R. Murrow
Av Westin on the early format of CBS News

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on working with Edward R. Murrow

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