Edward R. Murrow: Tackling a TV News Legend

A movie on Edward R. Murrow renews a debate on docudramas

If TV news were to build its own Mount Rushmore, the first face carved would be that of Edward R. Murrow. The man who brought the Nazi blitz into American living rooms with his memorable radio reports ("This ... is London") went on to become the most admired newsman of television's first decade. With his brooding brow, sonorous voice and ever present cigarette, Murrow personified the highest standards of journalism for millions. His CBS documentaries on the McCarthy witch hunts and the plight of migrant farm workers are classics of impassioned TV reportage. A movie about this legendary figure would seem...

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