Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Egbert Roscoe Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965), journalist. He is best known as Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer of television news broadcasting.

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

"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." - Edward R. Murrow

"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices." - Edward R. Murrow

"We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion — a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria. Opinions can be picked up cheap in the market place while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply." - Edward R. Murrow

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

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