American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Murrow, Edward R(oscoe) 1908-1965. American broadcast journalist noted for his dramatic factual reports from London during World War II.
- n. United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965)
“CBS, in Murrowâ€ ™ s heyday, felt that its prosperity, even its survival, depended on demonstrating to Washington its deep commitment to public affairs.”
“David Strathairn, who plays Edward R. Murrow, is facing the camera and you see him only from the chest up.”
“David Strathairn as Murrow is remarkable and so is Clooney as the filmâ€ ™ s producer.”
“The decision was straight Paley; Sig Mickelson had argued against it and had mentioned the implication: that it might drive Murrow from the network.”
“Clark said he would, and asked Murrow what he should tell their listeners to explain Murrow's absence.”
“The CBS war reporting team would ultimately include Eric Sevareid, Bill Downs, Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith, Larry LaSueur, Winston Burdett, Cecil Brown and Richard C. Hottelet -- bright and talented young men who became known as Murrow's Boys.”
“not only because he seemed bored with the format but also because it was referred to as "Murrow Lite," which generally means not good taste in TV programming or beer.”
“Pierpoint shifted as the news business did from radio to television, and appeared on the first episode of Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" in 1951, eventually becoming one of the close Murrow associates known as "Murrow's Boys.”
“Since TV news came aboard, we've had "branded journalists" such as Murrow, Cronkite, Rather, Philips (yes, Philips), and Amanpour -- but these folks earned their stripes in the trenches, often at war or worse, during domestic squabbles.”
“Cronkite, Murrow and others rolled in their graves that day.”
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