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Edward R Murrow

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Edward Roscoe Murrow (1908-65) a US radio and television journalist who has been called 'the father of television journalism'. He was head of the CBS radio European Bureau during World War II. In the 1950s, he had two programmes on CBS television, See It Now and Person to Person. In the first he examined current affairs, and in the second he talked to famous people in their homes. Murrow later became head of the United States Information Agency (1961-63).