Quotes by: Edward R. Murrow
|Edward R. Murrow
Murrow in April 1956
||Egbert Roscoe Murrow
April 25, 1908
North Carolina, U.S.
||April 27, 1965
Pawling, New York, U.S.
||Glen Arden Farm
41°34′15.7″N 73°36′33.6″W / 41.571028°N 73.609333°W
||Washington State – 1930
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.
||Janet Huntington Brewster (1935–65)
||Charles Casey Murrow
Roscoe Conklin Murrow
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
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.