Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards audiobook

Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

By Bob Edwards
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"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them. I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. Tabloid crime stories, so much a part of the lust for ratings by today's news broadcasters, held no interest for Murrow. He did like Hollywood celebrities, but interviewed them for his entertainment programs; they had no place on his news programs. My book is focused on this life in journalism. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out to the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed." -Bob Edwards Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time - the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy - as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters.

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"Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them. I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. Tabloid crime stories, so much a part of the lust for ratings by today's news broadcasters, held no interest for Murrow. He did like Hollywood celebrities, but interviewed them for his entertainment programs; they had no place on his news programs. My book is focused on this life in journalism. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out to the news business will get to know Ed Murrow. Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow's principles can be reversed." -Bob Edwards Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Edwards brings to life the great stories Murrow covered and brought into American living rooms for the first time - the rooftop reports of the London Blitz, bombing raids over Berlin, and the 1954 broadcast that helped bring down Senator Joe McCarthy - as well as the ups and downs of his career at CBS. Edwards reveals how Murrow dramatically impacted public opinion and how the high standards he lived by influenced an entire generation of broadcasters.

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“Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast. This book is for them I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards…Perhaps in time the descent from Murrow’s principles can be reversed.” Bob Edwards
“The charismatic career and pioneering efforts of renowned newsman Murrow…Edwards delineates a brief but striking portrait of a ‘driven man,’ a fearless fighter who set such a high standard for himself and others that he became a legend, leaving a lasting impact in newsrooms even after his death in 1965…The book includes excerpts from memorable Murrow broadcasts throughout.” Publishers Weekly
“Edwards paints a colorful portrait of pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow…this succinct and concise biography…offers an introduction to Murrow’s fascinating career and to the history of broadcast journalism.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Bob Edwards

Author Bio: Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards is the host of The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio. From 1979 until 2004, he hosted NPR’s Morning Edition. In 1999, he and the program received a prestigious Peabody Award for “two hours of daily entertainment expertly helmed by a man who embodies the essence of excellence in radio.” Also a recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award, he is the author of Fridays with Red, which chronicled his radio friendship with legendary sportscaster Red Barber.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English