Murrow his life and times Author:A.M. Sperber An absorbing, exhaustively researched, and powerful biography. An articulate young man, Murrow had already become a leader in college. He went on to New York to direct the Institute of International Education, then joined CBS radio, where he made a name for himself broadcasting from a besieged London in World War II. At CBS television, his expos... more »e of Joseph McCarthy led to the end of the senator's power. Later an executive at CBS and then director of the U.S. Information Agency under John Kennedy, Murrow always fought relentlessly, often alone, for the free dissemination of news and information. Sperber's interviews with Murrow's family, friends, and colleagues give the book a more personal tone than Alexander Kendrick's Prime Time: the life of Edward R. Murrow (Little, 1969) or Fred Friendly's Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control (Random, 1967). Highly recommended. Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svces., Wondervu, Col.
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