Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

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Product Number: DD18137
Released: Oct 15, 2004
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ISBN: #9781400101368
Narrator/s: Bob Edwards
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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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Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
Product Number: BX00039027
Product Number:Z100090008
Product Number:DD18137

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Author(s): Bob Edwards
Narrator(s): Bob Edwards
Product Number Z100090008
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400121366

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"When longtime public radio host Bob Edwards reads his own chronicle of Edward R. Murrow's broadcasting career, he sounds as if he's on the radio. This is not simply the effect of Edwards's renowned velvety baritone. The effect is amplified by the measured pacing, the upbeat tone of voice used to begin paragraphs, and the pauses for effect--all Bob Edwards's radio host signatures. As a result, Edwards's audiobook sounds just like a radio program, which is fine. In fact, the audiobook has also been enhanced with a recording of one of Murrow's famous broadcasts from London during the Blitz. The only bothersome note is the noticeable change in Edwards's voice from one recording session to another. Otherwise, a fine listen. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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