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Quotes of the Day for 25 April 2002 – News

Edward R. Murrow was born at Polecat Creek, North Carolina on this day in 1908. He essentially created the craft of radio news in the months before World War II, and somewhat reluctantly, defined the role of television news anchor when the time came. His reports helped bring the US into the war, and his journalistic integrity was a major factor in bringing down Joseph McCarthy. Here are some thoughts on the news.

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The quotes:

Fact that is fact every day is not news; it's truth. We report news, not truth.
     - Linda Ellerbee

I want my questions answered by an alert and experienced politician, prepared to be grilled and quoted - not my hand held by an old smoothie.
     - William L. Safire

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.
     - Burton Rascoe

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
     - Eric Sevareid, 1912 - 1992

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
     - Edward R. Murrow, 1908 - 1965


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