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by Bob Edwards

Download Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism ePub
  • ISBN 0786269650
  • ISBN13 978-0786269655
  • Language English
  • Author Bob Edwards
  • Publisher Thorndike Press (October 19, 2004)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats doc txt lrf azw
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1755 kb
  • Size Fb2 1489 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 920

A New York Times Bestseller

One of America's most celebrated broadcast journalists tells the dramatic and inspiring tale of how America's first and greatest newscaster changed the way we receive, understand, and respond to the news. Bob Edwards reveals the influence of Murrow's pioneering broadcast concepts, and offers a vivid reminder of how important, informative, and relevant broadcast news can and should be.

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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. Nonfiction Popular Culture

This book is for them I want them to know that broadcast journalism was established by someone with the highest standards. 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. Nonfiction Popular Culture. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Once close friends, Murrow and Paley clashed repeatedly over the now-familiar conflict between journalistic integrity and corporate profits. Murrow emerges from these pages as a complex, principled, and driven man who demanded more of himself than he could possibly deliver but, in the process, set a high standard to which those who followed him could aspire.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index. Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow

Bob Edwards used this quote in the introduction to his book Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast .

Once upon a time, way back when everyone had far simpler lives than today, people used to take the time it required to read. These people would read words. Despite there being many books and other writings which reference the life and career of Edward R Murrow, Bob Edwards work is a must-read for anyone with real interest in the origins of broadcast journalism. The author has elaborated on the journalist’s insight, brevity as it also compared the past with today’s happenings.

Journal Of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 50(1), 160-161. Edwards, Bob. (2004). Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism. New Jersey: John Wiley & Son. Murray, M. D. Bob Edwards is a modern interviewer on public radio and clearly respects the groundbreaking path that Murrow provided for him. The Afterword of the book is particularly excellent, with Edwards' voice coming through examining the legacy of Murrow being corrupted by cable news and television as primarily an entertainment medium. I offer it in the hope that more people in and out of the news business will get to know Ed Murrow.

Get it, read it, and pass it on. -. -Bill Moyers. "Most Americans living today never heard Ed Murrow in a live broadcast.

Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent

Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys.

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Although I grew up with parents and teachers extolling the legacy of Murrow, I never experienced his live broadcasts. EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISM brings home the man and his achievements. He was one of those rare forces who through the combination of personality, knowledge and will became an agent of change. Had Murrow, whose career aspirations were to be an educator, not come along with the notion that radio could do something other than convey live concerts and other entertainment, broadcast journalism might still be playing catch-up. Bob Edwards does a good job of portraying the state of the media from the 1930's into the 1960's, the period of Murrow's rise and, alas, decline. He may have brought the war in Europe live to Americans and, by letting the truth into every home, unmasked McCarthyism, but he was, in the end, no match for the corporate politics and ratings races that had infused broadcast journalism by the late 1950's.

Edwards packs a lot of information into a short text. He often races through the years, providing close-ups of critical times or telling tales of the Murrow persona. Sometimes though, he just stands aside and lets Murrow speak through transcripts of his speeches or broadcasts. In his own words the genius of the man shines through. This book has legs, but it has special resonance as I write, given the fresh loss of Peter Jennings and recent retirements of Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. At its best, Edwards' book inspires the desire to read more detailed accounts of Murrow and his world.
Edward R. Murrow is to broadcasting news just as Red Barber is to broadcasting baseball. The book is at once a brief history of a new and quicker way of delivering news to people during a critical time in the world's history in addition to profiles of other Murrow Boys such as Howard K. Smith, Richard C. Hottelet, William Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Charles Collingwood, and other members who reported on World War II. Murrow's vivid descriptions of The Battle of Britian during August and September of 1940, and the Buchenwald death camp in 1945 showcase him for what he is, a reporter. Murrow and Bill Shirer had a falling out which Murrow later wanted to patch up, but Shirer would change the subject. Shirer felt Murrow was jealous that his book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich outsold Murrow's This Is London, while Murrow felt Shirer had grown complacent in his broadcasts. CBS boss William Paley released Shirer from employment. It's sad that two Giants who reported on World War II had this unfortunate falling out. The book is only 166 pages long, and is certainly worth your time.
A very good book by another good broadcast journalist, Bob Edwards. I can recall Murrow in the 1950s slugging it out with Sen. Joe McCarthy, and Edwards puts this and Murrow's other accomplishments into perspective, as well as filling in his life story. Edwards also contrasts Murrow's style with the current substance-free style of news reporting practiced by most radio and TV outlets now - and even the print media. Thank heaven for NPR and public television!
I read this whole book in one sitting. I could not help but to keep reading. It takes you on a journey through history while immortalizing a true sculptor of the broadcast industry.
Beautifully written. I highly recommend it. Closing comments by the author are eye opening regarding the industry today and its role in politics. Read it with " Citizens of London".
I loved reading this book -- Edward R. Murrow is a legend and it was fascinating to read about his life and how he transformed two news platforms -- radio and television. He was a man of principle and great intelligence, and the writing style and anecdotes captured who he was as a journalist and a man.
We really enjoyed the book, as we are and have been fans of Ed Murrow's since childhood. I can still hear his voice: "This is London." My only disappointment with the book was that it was so short! I just finished a 1100 page book on Walter Cronkite, and I was expecting at least a 300 to 400 page book on Edward R. Murrow. There were so many details that were left out. I wonder why Bob Edwards did not write more? Surely there was plenty of material there!
This. Book tells not just the story of Murrow the person but the story of broadcast journalism. The only thing missing is that he failed to give credit to Jon Stewart for bringing back the real stories albeit from a different angle.
I am a big fan of Edward R. Morrow and this is an excellent biography of his time in radio broadcasting. If you are not familiar with his story he basically invented the broadcast format that we are all familiar with.