Edward R. Murrow

1908- 1965



Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Edward R. Murrow joined CBS News in 1935. He was soon assigned to Europe, where he was still stationed when war broke out.

Murrow became world famous for his broadcasts from London during the Blitz. After the war he began to work in the new medium of television. Together with pioneering producer Fred Friendly, he created the show "See It Now." This was one of the first investigative news programs. Murrow took on Senator McCarthy during the program and was influential in the Senator's downfall.

Murrow left CBS in 1961, becoming the head of the United States Information Agency under President Kennedy.