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9 May: The world and inner wars of Howard K. Smith

Smith, whose brilliance reporting Berlin's destruction was equaled only by his flair for being his own worst enemy. (Photo: CBS.)

Smith, whose brilliance reporting Berlin’s destruction was equaled only by his flair for being his own worst enemy. (Photo: CBS.)

Edward R. Murrow’s World War II reporting team has earned a reputation for daring, often dangerous reporting. Murrow himself has traipsed the rooftops of London at the height of the Blitz, then accompanied deep bombing runs in the European war theater. Eric Sevareid has found himself lost in the Pacific when a military flight aboard which he flew went down with engine trouble during the Burmese-Chinese phase of the war in the Pacific. And Richard C. Hottelet has spent a few hours in a Nazi concentration camp.

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Requiem for a Duke: Old-time radio listening, 11 April

World News Today: Pinning Rommel (CBS, 1943)

The Duke of Collingwood (right) confers with his mentor Edward R. Murrow. (Photo: CBS.)

Of all the team who come to be known as “Murrow’s Boys,” after the man who hired them for CBS and in honour of their often daring World War II reporting, few cut as singular a figure as does Charles Collingwood.

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