Articles Posted in Edward R. Murrow Speech 1958

I occasionally still try to watch the evening news on TV. Each time, after one or two “real” news pieces, there is the dip and slip into the animal or baby stories. I’m fed up now. No more. As each day passes now and the changes in the world become more extreme, the need for true TV and print journalism becomes greater. At the same time, the so called reporting we receive, diminishes. While there are economic reasons why, we as consumers can make this change. Turn off the TV news. Make them change. Turn it off.

Last night I watched the film about Edward R. Murrow called Good Luck and Good Night about his work to expose the wrongdoing of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950’s. At the end of the film, the speech delivered by Mr. Murrow known as the “wires and lights in a box” speech was highlighted. The exact date was October 15, 1958 but his words resonate today as no day before us. What Edward R. Murrow said sums up my feelings so much better that I could ever say it.

Here are Mr. Murrow’s own words: Continue reading