Eulogy: Fred Friendly

Fred Friendly was the star we all steered by. Not only was he a superb editor, he was a writer of uncommon talent who taught us that, with rare exceptions, when television journalism is good, the pictures take second place to the words. Nothing illustrated his love of words more than his and Ed Murrow's I Can Hear It Now record albums. There were no pictures, but if you closed your eyes and listened, you could see the pictures--word pictures that came not from a camera but from Fred Friendly's typewriter.

The most compelling word pictures Friendly drew captured his World...

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