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Edward R. Murrow
1908 - 1965

American journalist, icon of the early days of both radio and television news


Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices--just recognize them.

To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.

A politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

Oct. 19, 1959 - from a speech to journalists at the London Guildhall
Television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us.