The Murrow boys : pioneers on the front lines of broadcast journalism / Stanley Cloud and Lynne Olson.

By: Cloud, StanleyContributor(s): Olson, LynneMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996Description: x, 445 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0395680840; 9780395680841; 0395877539 (pbk.); 9780395877531 (pbk.)Subject(s): Radio journalists -- United States -- Biography | Radio journalism -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Murrow boys.DDC classification: 070/.092/2 | B LOC classification: PN4871 | .C56 1996Other classification: 05.33 Also issued online.
Contents:
Voice of the future -- Murrow and Shirer -- "We take you now to London" -- First disciple -- Pictures in the air -- Fall of Paris -- Clapperless bells -- Taste of fame -- "Bonnie Prince Charlie" -- Censored -- Last train from Berlin -- Triumph and misery -- Sin of pride -- Return to battle -- Pleasures of war -- "Handfuls of France" -- Victory -- Hour of the centurions -- "Years of crisis" -- Brother against brother -- "A threatened little band" -- "The communist broadcasting system" -- Burdett's secret -- "Not his thing anymore" -- Three resignations -- "Good night, sweet prince" -- "Writing captions for pictures" -- "So long ago."
Summary: The story of the eleven journalists who, under the direction of Edward R. Murrow, formed CBS's WWII team.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [418]-421) and index.

Voice of the future -- Murrow and Shirer -- "We take you now to London" -- First disciple -- Pictures in the air -- Fall of Paris -- Clapperless bells -- Taste of fame -- "Bonnie Prince Charlie" -- Censored -- Last train from Berlin -- Triumph and misery -- Sin of pride -- Return to battle -- Pleasures of war -- "Handfuls of France" -- Victory -- Hour of the centurions -- "Years of crisis" -- Brother against brother -- "A threatened little band" -- "The communist broadcasting system" -- Burdett's secret -- "Not his thing anymore" -- Three resignations -- "Good night, sweet prince" -- "Writing captions for pictures" -- "So long ago."

Also issued online.

The story of the eleven journalists who, under the direction of Edward R. Murrow, formed CBS's WWII team.

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Library Journal Review

At first blush, this book by a husband-and-wife team of journalists may seem an oft-told tale, a further deifying of CBS News' Edward R. Murrow (already deified in numerous autobiographies by the "boys"). But it is much, much more than that; it is a thorough and scholarly documentation of radio reportage during World War II by the likes of Murrow, William Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith, Hugh Downs, et al., which created a whole new journalistic industry. The Murrow Boys is written with page-turning verve; the largely egocentric, hard-drinking cast is presented in detail with all warts exposed. But the story is also a sad one, revealing the breakup of a fine network news operation by executives focused on the bottom line and, in more recent years, by the advent of local television newsrooms peopled with cookie-cutter personnel selected for good looks and ethnic balance and without regard for journalistic experience. This book gives one pause about the quality of the news we get on TV. Highly recommended for all libraries.‘Chet Hagan, Berks Cty. P.L. System, Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Writer Lynne Olson graduated from the University of Arizona and began her career with the Associated Press in 1971. She was its first woman correspondent in Moscow from 1974 to 1976. She also worked as a reporter on national politics for the Baltimore Sun before becoming a freelance writer in 1981. Olson has contributed to publications including the Washington Post, American Heritage, Smithsonian, Working Woman, Ms., Elle, and Glamour. She taught journalism at American University in Washington for five years and has published several books of history.

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