Concepts Week 5

By Jimmy Lavorato

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anNEJJYLU8M

In the youtube video above, you see Edward Murrow, a journalist that changed America., “..a journalistic career that has had no equal.” (ThisReporterPBS) Not to mention “Murrow’s pioneering television documentaries have more than once been credited with changing history…”(THisReporterCBS) It’s clear that Murrow had quite an effect on the people of that time. With the radio show “Hear it Now”, and after his popularity grew, his television show “See it Now”, he was constantly speaking out on current events.

In the youtube video, Murrow says: “His primary achievement has been in confusing the public mind between the internal and external threats of communism. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.” He is speaking out about  his rival Senator Joseph McCarthey about the topic of the Red Scare. Murrow and McCarthey’s rivalry grew to a full on battle and Murrow emerged victorious.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/edward-r-murrow/this-reporter/513/

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