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Edward R. Murrow, a native of the Polecat Creek community in Guilford County, died 50 years ago today. As the New York Times observed in his obituary, Murrow’s  “independence and incisive reporting brought heightened journalistic stature to radio and television.” Today he seems to be remembered most often by critics of his successors in the […]

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“Back in his home state of North Carolina to speak on foreign policy, TV Newsman Edward R. Murrow was button holed in Charlotte by a reporter: When and why had Murrow changed his name from Egbert to Edward? “Caught squarely, ex-Logger Murrow grinned and replied: ‘I did that when I was 13 or 14 years […]

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” ‘Eyewitness to History’ (CBS), which takes up the top news story of each week and analyzes it in respectable detail, is a good example of the sort of first-rate service television can perform. … As impressive as the show itself is its young analyst-narrator, Charles Kuralt, 25, who wrote a human interest column for […]

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— Other than the first appearance of the Miscellany link dump, what are the 10 “most significant events in North Carolina history”? — What, you thought Wilbur and Orville flew to Kitty Hawk? — John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, Max Roach and Billy Taylor born here, Dizzy Gillespie educated here,  Billy Strayhorn inspired here […]

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