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Satirist Stewart touted as America’s new Edward R. Murrow

A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.

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Mon, December 27 2010 » Main Page, Media, politics » 6 Comments

William F. Buckley on Murrow and McCarthy

William F. Buckley looks back on what he might have said had he responded for Sen. Joe McCarthy to CBS’s Edward R. Murrow.

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Wed, December 7 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on William F. Buckley on Murrow and McCarthy

‘Good night and good luck’ – Clooney on McCarthy and Murrow

The Salon blurb: George Clooney’s second directorial project refuses to sacrifice craftsmanship to polemics, even as it kicks the pants of the contemporary media.

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Fri, September 23 2005 » Film, Main Page » Comments Off on ‘Good night and good luck’ – Clooney on McCarthy and Murrow

NYT’s Stanley on Rather’s goodbye

NYT television writer Alessandra Stanley looks at ex-CBS Evening News anchor┬áDan Rather’s love of both news and the camera, and the bitter footnote that the memo scandal will leave on his 42-year career.

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Thu, March 10 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on NYT’s Stanley on Rather’s goodbye

Media-related book reviews in the ‘Washington Post’

Freelance media critic Richard Byrne looked at three new books. These mutual recriminations haunt three recent books about broadcast media and those who have shaped it. In the manner of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, readers can see the ghosts of the news industry past and present in these works. Yet none of them offers any […]

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Mon, October 18 2004 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Media-related book reviews in the ‘Washington Post’