Book: With Heroic Truth

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With Heroic Truth: The Life of Edward R. Murrow

Author: Norman H. Finkelstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co

Hired by the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1935 and promoted to director of CBS’s European bureau on the eve of World War II, Murrow’s innovative radio programming and straight forward, on-the-scene reporting style completely reshaped American coverage of European political events.

Edward R. Murrow was one of America’s “most dedicated and eloquent spokesmen. The people of the free world are deeply in his debt. So is broadcast journalism, which, in so many ways, he helped establish and to which he was one of the finest practitioners. He set standards of excellence that remain unsurpassed. His thoughtful spirit of inquiry, his profound insight and his single-minded devotion to quality were without parallel in radio, television or any other medium. — Memorial plaque, CBS Broadcast Center, New York City

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