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American Masters

Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter (Part 1 & 2) (#505)

This was the first of a two-part series on journalist Edward R. Murrow. This episode tracked Murrow's career through his radio reports during World War II and the pioneering television show, See It Now, to his clash with CBS executives in the McCarthy era. It included interviews with Erik Sevareid, Richard Hottelet, Howard K. Smith, Fred Friendly and other CBS veterans; stock footage and audio tape of his reports from Europe, Korea and the heartland of the U.S.; and interviewswith Murrow's wife, neices and son. [114 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.

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