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Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow
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Title: Edward R. Murrow
Description: Edward R. Murrow of CBS. On March 9, 1954, Murrow broadcast an episode of his "See It Now" series about Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and McCarthyism, and on April 6 devoted the entire program to the senator's response. As a result, Murrow found himself making the news, not just broadcasting it. Although the public was widely acquainted with McCarthy and McCarthyism, that was largely through newspapers and the radio. The Murrow television program (and the subsequent Army-McCarthy hearings, portions of which were also televised), allowed the public to see McCarthy in action. Murrow is now credited with a share of the credit for causing McCarthy's downfall.

Image ID: 48255
March 9, 1954 ca.
United Press International Newspictures
Name File
Genre: Photograph
Restricted: Corbis has purchased copyright to all pre-1991 images housed in the UPI office. For reproductions and licensing rights contact copyright holder.
Subjects: Indoor photography
Clothing and dress
Reporters and reporting

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