Edward R. Murrow

Apr 25, 1908

Bio: A heavy cigarette smoker who died of lung cancer, he grew up in a Quaker family in which smoking was prohibited. Originally hired by CBS in 1935 not as a journalist, but as Director of Talks and Education, a job that involved developing cultural and discussion shows. Assembled a team of reporters, known as "Murrow's Boys," to offer firsthand accounts of the… More

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