A highly respected radio and television commentator who, during World War II, reported from London on German air raids against that city and who attacked Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the 1950s as a threat to civil liberties. Murrow also created a show that first brought television cameras into the homes of celebrities for interviews.
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