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Murrow, a one-character play in two acts, traces the life of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow from his beginnings as a young man growing up in Washington State, to his entry into radio with the fledgling CBS radio network, to his famed broadcasts from London during the blitz, to his on-air showdown with Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954. The play ends as Murrow is forced off the air by his one-time friend and mentor Bill Paley when Murrow's penchant for controversial programs becomes too risky for the CBS Corporation to bear. More than just a biography of one of the icons of American journalism, Murrow is ultimately a powerful, scathing indictment of the modern corporate-media complex.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Wild Project, Off-Broadway