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Edward R. Murrow
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    (April 25, 1908-April 27, 1965)
    Raised in Blanchard, Washington
    Birth name was Egbert Roscoe Murrow
    Host of 'Person to Person'
    Reported on the scene, when Germans occupied Austria and Czechoslovakia (1938-39)
    A main U.S. correspondent during the Battle of Britain in WW II (1940-41)
    He was a chain smoker, who died at 57 of brain cancer.
    He sent out a form postcard to all critics stating: 'Dear Sir or Madam: You may be right.'
    He was among the first TV journalists to speak out against Joe McCarthy during the McCarthy communist hunts of the '50s.
    Murrow was the most trusted news commentator of the '50s.
    His outstanding quality was that the audience felt as though he was talking to them individually.
    He was left handed.
    The Edward R. Murrow Award is named in his honor.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 51 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 115 Votes: 46.09% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 203 Votes: 35.96% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 528 Votes: 34.85% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 114 Votes: 45.61% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 343 Votes: 41.11% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 291 Votes: 46.74% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 290 Votes: 44.14% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 607 Votes: 42.34% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1662 Votes: 41.76% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5076 Votes: 44.54% Annoying
 
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