Edward R. Murrow - Quotes

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Good night, and good luck. ---->>>

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. ---->>>

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. ---->>>

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. ---->>>

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

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. ---->>>

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. ---->>>

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. ---->>>

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ---->>>

We cannot make good news out of bad practice. ---->>>

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable. ---->>>

Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information. ---->>>

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved. ---->>>

A satellite has no conscience.

A satellite has no conscience.

People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were. ---->>>

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone. ---->>>

Fame is morally neutral. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-25, 1908
Birthplace: Guilford County,North Carolina, U.S.
Die: 04-27, 1965
Occupation: Journalist
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Edward R. Murrow KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He was generally referred to as Ed Murrow. He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States (wikipedia)