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Edward R. Murrow

A heavy cigarette smoker who died of lung cancer, he grew up in a Quaker family in which smoking was prohibited. Originally hired by CBS in 1935 not as a journalist, but as Director of Talks and Education, a job that involved developing cultural and discussion shows. Assembled a team of reporters, known as "Murrow's Boys," to offer firsthand accounts of the events in Europe during World War II. Began using the phrase "Good night and good luck" shortly after a 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth closed an October 1940 broadcast to British children by saying: "Good night and good luck to you all." Delivered a scathing 1954 report on Sen. Joseph McCarthy on his TV show See It Now that is widely credited with changing public opinion on the controversial senator. Appointed head of the United States Information Agency by John F. Kennedy in 1961. Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 and an honorary knighthood by the British government in 1965.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mccarthy Years
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet McCarthy Years
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Edward R. Murrow: Voice of America
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Edward R. Murrow: The Best of "See it Now"
  • Host
1993
No Score Yet Edward R. Murrow: The Best of "Person to Person"
  • Host
1993
No Score Yet American Masters
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Harvest of Shame
  • Host
1960
80% Sink the Bismarck!
  • Himself
1960
No Score Yet Automation
  • Actor
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Narrator the prologue narrator
1956
No Score Yet Edward R. Murrow: the Best of Person to Person
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Atomic Memories
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Christmas Compilation
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Actor
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Appearing

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