Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.60" tall
The host of NPR2s Morning Edition chronicles the rise of radio and television news In this brisk and incisive account, Bob Edwards shows us how Edward R. Murrow helped establish broadcast journalism-and, in the process, reminds us how far most broadcast news has fallen from the reportorial standards set by Murrow and the people he hired at CBS. Sent to Europe in the late 1930s by CBS, Murrow pioneered the concept of radio reports by foreign correspondents, nightly roundups of European news, and, later, "you are there" reports from London during the blitz. After the war, Murrow launched See It Now, the first in-depth television news program-and helped make CBS the gold standard for More...
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