Edward R. Murrow

1908 - 1965

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Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys. A pioneer of radio and television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of reports on his television program See It Now which helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward R. Murrow has received more than 1,861,446 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Edward R. Murrow is the 36th most popular journalist (up from 53rd in 2019), the 3,263rd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,777th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Edward R. Murrow ranks 36 out of 129Before him are Gareth Jones, Edgar Snow, Christopher Hitchens, Margaret Bourke-White, Kevin Carter, and Marie Colvin. After him are Eve Arnold, Kazimierz Nowak, Werner Bischof, Ara Güler, François Mignet, and Selma Rıza.

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Among people born in 1908, Edward R. Murrow ranks 132Before him are Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark, Mel Blanc, Juan López Fontana, Aden Adde, Robert Morley, and Giacomo Manzù. After him are Karel Ančerl, Winston Graham, Yousuf Karsh, William Hartnell, René Daumal, and Yevgeny Vuchetich. Among people deceased in 1965, Edward R. Murrow ranks 81Before him are Roberto Cherro, Jesse Douglas, Fred Quimby, Vittorio Jano, Abraham Fraenkel, and Alfredo Guzzoni. After him are Shirley Jackson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ladislao Vajda, Leopold Figl, Judy Holliday, and Mae Murray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward R. Murrow ranks 3,263 out of 15,968Before him are Wayne Knight (1955), Paul Goodman (1911), Clancy Brown (1959), Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), Pink (1979), and Charlie Christian (1916). After him are William Klein (1928), Marla Maples (1963), Chris O'Donnell (1970), Milton George Henschel (1920), Kenneth Anger (1927), and Gordon Bunshaft (1909).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Edward R. Murrow ranks 14Before him are Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Edgar Snow (1905), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), and Marie Colvin (1956). After him are Eve Arnold (1912), Harriet Quimby (1875), James Nachtwey (1948), Dan Rather (1931), Malcolm Browne (1931), and Megyn Kelly (1970).