CBS Radio News combat journalists Edward R. Murrow, left, and Larry LeSueur shown during World War II. In 1937, as the war began to unfold in Europe, CBS sent Murrow and a team of young radio reporters overseas. The frontline dispatches from "Murrow's Boys" stand as a pioneering moment in journalism.
CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow is shown at work in this 1939 photo. Reports during World War II by Murrow and other correspondents brought to life the brutality of the Nazis' march across Europe.
CBS wartime correspondent Edward R. Murrow pauses on London's Oxford Circus circa 1940. Murrow was widely renowned for his broadcasts during the German bombing of London which opened "This is London..."
Edward R. Murrow in London circa 1940. Murrow became known as the dean of CBS News and the standard by which all broadcast journalists are measured.
Edward R. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s.
"See It Now," a television news magazine and documentary broadcast by CBS in the 1950s, was created by Fred W. Friendly and Edward R. Murrow and hosted by Murrow. The show was an adaptation of radio's "Hear It Now," also produced by the duo. The program focused on a number of controversial issues, but is best remembered for criticizing the Red Scare and contributed to the political downfall of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
In 1953 for "See It Now," Edward. R. Murrow interviewed U.S. Marines in battle during the Korean War.
CBS News' Edward R. Murrow, left, won the 1956 Emmy for Best News Commentary, one of nine he received during his years in broadcasting. With him are fellow awardees Nanette Fabray, Sid Caesar, and Phil Silvers at the Colonial Theatre in New York, March 16, 1957. It was the first year the awards show was broadcast in color.
Edward R. Murrow graced the Sept. 30, 1957, cover of Time magazine. in 1960, the CBS newsman documented the plight of migrant workers struggling against corporate farm owners in his landmark CBS News special, "Harvest of Shame."
Edward R. Murrow was born Egbert Roscoe Murrow on April 25, 1908, near Polecat Creek in Guilford County, N.C. He died on April 27, 1965, at the age of 57, on his farm in Pawling, N.Y. His most popular success was his hosting of "Person to Person" (1953-61) where he chatted informally with a wide array of celebrities every Friday during prime-time.
CBS-TV newscaster Douglas Edwards, anchor Walter Cronkite, and Edward R. Murrow. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s.
In 1961, Edward R. Murrow left CBS to become director of the U.S. Information Agency for the new Kennedy administration.
Edward R. Murrow, right, his son Charles Casey, left, and wife Janet with John F. Kennedy at Murrow's swearing in as USIA director.
Actor David Strathairn, at left, in his role as CBS broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. At right is Murrow as he appeared on CBS in the 1950s. The 2005 film "Good Night, and Good Luck," depicts Murrow's clashes in the 1950s with Sen. Joseph McCarthy over the threat of communism.
An original radio script written by legendary CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow for broadcast from London, pictured Nov. 23, 2005, in New York. It is among a number of Murrow documents donated to the Edward R. Murrow Center at Tufts University.
Chung Li Cheng, a junior communication student in the Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University studies under a photograph of Edward R. Murrow Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005. The school is just one of a number named in honor the legendary newsman.