Happy Birthday, Ed!

Today would be the 100th birthday of journalist Edward R. Murrow. Murrow worked throughout his career to inform the American public, first at CBS and later as the director of the United States Information Agency. He is perhaps most famous for attacking Joe McCarthy on his television show See It Now and for his World War II-era reports broadcast from Europe, which he often ended with the signature phrase, “Good night, and good luck.” But did you know that this great journalist was also a great North Carolinian? Born Egbert Roscoe on April 25, 1908, Edward was the youngest son of Ethel and Roscoe Murrow. He lived on the family’s farm at Polecat Creek, near Greensboro, until his family left North Carolina in 1914 and headed west to settle in Washington state.

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