Quotes by: Edward R. Murrow

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Edward R. Murrow
KBE
Murrow in April 1956
Born Egbert Roscoe Murrow
(1908-04-25)April 25, 1908
Guilford County,
North Carolina, U.S.
Died April 27, 1965(1965-04-27) (aged 57)
Pawling, New York, U.S.
Resting place Glen Arden Farm
41°34′15.7″N 73°36′33.6″W / 41.571028°N 73.609333°W / 41.571028; -73.609333 (Edward R. Murrow Burial Site)
Alma mater Washington State – 1930
Occupation
Journalist Radio broadcaster
Known for
On-the-spot radio reports from London and other locations in Europe during World War II. Series of television news reports that led to the censure of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Spouse(s) Janet Huntington Brewster (1935–65)
Children Charles Casey Murrow
Parent(s)
Roscoe Conklin Murrow Ethel Murrow

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
Edward R. Murrow
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
Edward R. Murrow
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
Edward R. Murrow
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone.
Edward R. Murrow
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
Edward R. Murrow
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
Edward R. Murrow
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
Edward R. Murrow
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
Edward R. Murrow
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
Edward R. Murrow
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