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Murrow, Edward R. (1908–1965)

Edward R. Murrow was born Egbert Roscoe Murrow near Greensboro, North Carolina. A radio and television broadcaster for CBS, he is credited with creating honest, respectable, and courageous news reporting standards in broadcast journalism. Murrow is also credited with helping to end the “Red Scare” through his See It Now reports on Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Murrow's parents moved the family to Washington State from North Carolina when Murrow was 5 years old. While attending Washington State University, Murrow served as student body president, president of the National Student Federation, and was a top cadet in the ROTC program. Murrow remained president of the National Student Federation after his graduation from WSU in 1930 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech.

From 1932 to 1935, he worked ...

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