Label: CBS Laboratories - none,Columbia Masterworks - ML 4095,Columbia Masterworks - ML 4261,Columbia Masterworks - ML 4340 Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Album, Compilation, Mono Box Set Country: US Genre: Non-Music Style: Interview, Speech, Political, Spoken Word
Jim James is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket. They are the sounds and voices of our search for peace in the monotony of perpetual crisis and of the unsought world leadership suddenly thrust upon the average American as he watched and heard his nation come of age. He soon developed a network of correspondents to help him report on the growing conflict in Europe. Listen closely and you may even hear our voice change. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: President Lyndon B.
Shirer and Eric Sevareid. During late to early , he risked life and limb to report on the bombing of London. Murrow transmitted his reports from a rooftop instead of an underground shelter and was able to make the blitz real for listeners across the pond.
After the war, however, he struggled to find his footing. He served as a vice president of CBS, running its public affairs office for a time. Joining forces with Fred Friendly, in the late s, Murrow began a series of recordings called Hear It Now , which would be later be adapted for an emerging medium called television.
The most famous installments of the show aired a few years later, and it best remembered for helping to stop the anticommunist persecutions led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. In , Murrow told the story of a soldier who was removed from the military for being a security risk. He was deemed a risk because his father and his sister had leftist political leanings. After the story appeared on See It Now , the soldier was reinstated. The following year, Murrow made history by taking on McCarthy directly.
He did what many had been afraid to do. Those who were considered to be communists often ended up being blacklisted and unable to find work. Around this time, the hard-hitting Murrow showed a softer side with his interview show Person to Person. He met with such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe and talked with them in their homes. As the years progressed, Murrow found himself more and more at odds with his bosses at CBS.
Kennedy, where he served as director of the U. Information Agency until He was forced to resign because of ill health. A heavy smoker for much of his life, Murrow discovered that he had lung cancer. As a leading light in the news business for nearly 25 years, Murrow received numerous honors. President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded him the Medal of Freedom in He was survived by his wife, Janet, and their son, Casey. He continues to be regarded as a television news pioneer, influencing the likes of Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Peter Jennings.
A new generation was introduced to his journalistic heroics with the release of the film Good Night, and Good Luck , directed by George Clooney. David Strathairn plays Murrow in the film. Murrow Award to individuals who make outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Sign up for the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.
On this day in , Edward VIII became first monarch to abdicate the throne after he insisted on marrying a twice-divorced American socialite. They are the sounds and voices of our search for peace in the monotony of perpetual crisis and of the unsought world leadership suddenly thrust upon the average American as he watched and heard his nation come of age.
Listen closely and you may even hear our voice change. We have clipped generously of Ghurchill at Fulton, and Marshall at Harvard, because they were pivot points in our foreign policy. If we have tarried too long with V-J Day it is because its hopes and prayers vanished all too quickly and we wanted to recapture some of that sunlight if only for a minute.
We included much of David E. We have spent the best part of two bands on the Presidential election because, in this instance, it is only by ear that one can even approach knowing why the people decided as they did. We have done our best to float this volume down the mainstream of our times and have at the same time taken side trips just because we liked the sounds or the people who made them.
Editing for ear can be a dangerous art. We have not knowingly done violence to truth. The economics of the medium we serve has forced us to condense and distill and redistill to such an extent that we were forced to delete some incidents completely, because we could not do justice to the man or the moment. Some of the people we have edited might have chosen otherwise and many of them wiser. No one network or station is responsible for the material in this volume.
Most of the broadcasts were originally "pool shows," and our project was most graciously served by all four major networks. Our colleagues and competitors, H.