Edward R. Murrow

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Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow

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Edward R. Murrow

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 25, 1908
Date of Passing: April 27, 1965
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist.

He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. During the war he assembled a team of foreign correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist.

He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. During the war he assembled a team of foreign correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

In 1953, Murrow began hosting Person to Person, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: "Good evening, I'm Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is 'Person to Person'. It's all live – there's no film"). Murrow hosted the original series from its inception in 1953 until 1959. In the last two years of its original run, Charles Collingwood was the host.

Although Murrow is best remembered as a reporter on programs such as Hear It Now and See It Now and for publicly confronting Senator Joseph McCarthy, on Person to Person he was a pioneer of the celebrity interview.

Edward R. Murrow was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 5 Emmys | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1984
  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow, as Honoree
BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR OR ANALYST - 1959
  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • n/a
  • CBS
BEST NEWS COMMENTARY - 1958
BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR - 1957
  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • n/a
  • CBS
BEST NEWS COMMENTATOR OR REPORTER - 1956
  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • n/a
  • CBS
MOST OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY - 1954
  • Winner
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • n/a
  • CBS
MOST OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY - 1953
  • Nominee
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • n/a
  • CBS
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