Edward R. Murrow

American broadcast journalist (1908–1965)

Edward R. "Ed" Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was a American journalist and television and radio figure. He first became known for a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II. These broadcasts were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Many historians think he was one of journalism's greatest figures. Murrow hired the best war correspondents. He was known for his honesty and integrity in delivering the news. He was a pioneer of television news broadcasting.

Murrow in 1947
Murrow's signature

Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. He was portrayed by David Strathairn in the 2005 movie Good Night, and Good Luck.