Edward R. Murrow

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Get a Grip: Jon Stewart Is No Murrow

He's mostly a comedian, guys

(Newser) - Jon Stewart’s push for the 9/11 first responders bill has been getting him lots of praise, and drawing some lofty comparisons—the New York Times even likened him to Edward R. Murrow . But “Murrow didn’t do fart jokes,” argues Steve Krakauer of CNN . “Stewart is... More »

Is Jon Stewart the New Edward R. Murrow?

Role in 9/11 health bill points to journalism's greats

(Newser) - By taking up a cause—the 9/11 health bill—and getting quick results, Jon Stewart is following in the footsteps of news greats and "advocacy journalists" Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, professor of television Robert Thompson tells the New York Times . Murrow helped shift public opinion on the... More »

Olbermann Rips Koppel as 'False Priest of Objectivity'

Journalists have always exercised judgment about stories, he argues

(Newser) - A deadly serious Keith Olbermann slammed critic Ted Koppel yesterday, charging that no journalist is truly unbiased and lashing the former Nightline host as a "false priest worshiping before the false god of utter objectivity." Even journalistic lions like Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow exercised "significant"... More »

NPR Legend Daniel Schorr Dead at 93

Tireless investigator had been reporting since 1946

(Newser) - Daniel Schorr, a veteran journalist who brought more than six decades of experience to his gig as senior news analyst for NPR , has died at age 93, NPR reports. Schorr served in intelligence during World War II, then stayed in Europe to cover the postwar reconstruction for the New York ... More »

60 Minutes Creator Don Hewitt, 86, Dies

TV legend directed Cronkite, Murrow in nearly 60 years at CBS

(Newser) - Don Hewitt, one of the pioneers of TV news, died today at 86 of pancreatic cancer, CBS reports. Hewitt all but invented television news over the course of his more than 60-year career, directing legends Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. He was behind the 1968 launch of 60 Minutes,... More »

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