World War II On The Air: Edward R. Murrow And The Broadcasts That Riveted A Nation By Mark Bernstein, Alex Lubertozzi, Dan Rather
2005 | 284 Pages | ISBN: 1402202474 | PDF | 4,8 MB
With all the "embedded" hoopla, this informative and absorbing study of Edward R. Murrow and his fellow broadcasters at CBS gets back to sources. Bernstein (Grand Eccentrics) and Lubertozzi (The Complete War of the Worlds) give them the lion's share of the credit for inventing broadcast journalism during WWII, and they also document a formidable track record. Murrow himself was first on the scene, in prewar England and later the blitz. He appointed men like William Shirer, in Berlin, and Eric Sevareid, in France, to expand coverage, so that CBS was well positioned when the other radio networks ended European coverage in fear of violating the neutrality act.