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August 2005
Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism
by Bob Edwards

Related Reading

These books on Edward R. Murrow and his times were recommended by bookclub panelist Libby Davies of Barnes & Noble.

  • World War II on the Air by Mark Bernstein and Alex Lubertozzi, 2003
    A clear, comprehensive presentation of Edward R. Murrow’s broadcast career during the war. Includes profiles of Murrow’s Boys, photos from the era, and analysis of Murrow’s legacy, plus an audio CD of more than 50 of the actual broadcasts from Europe.

  • Murrow: His Life and Times by Anne M. Sperber, 1998
    A well-researched biography detailing Murrow’s entire career. Sperber’s interviews with Murrow family members, friends, and colleagues give a good sense of his personal life, while her analysis of his essential contribution to the birth of modern journalism ensures he will be remembered.

  • Reporting World War ll: American Journalism, 1938-1946, Library of America, 1995
    A lengthy collection of war reporting from newspapers, radio transcripts, magazines, and book excerpts covering the war in Europe and the Pacific, with accounts by Murrow and many other journalists of the period, such as Ernie Pyle. Useful for both researchers and casual readers of history.


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