Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) is credited with virtually inventing modern radio and television journalism. He served in turn as CBS's European director, war correspondent, vice president and director of public affairs, news analyst, producer and broadcaster of the groundbreaking "See It Now" and "Person to Person" television programmes, and director of the US Information Agency. His name became synonymous with quality, courage and integrity in broadcast journalism. Whether reporting from the rooftops of London during the Blitz and at the gates of Buchenwald at the war's end, or exposing Senator Joseph McCarthy on "See It Now", Murrow's broadcasts shaped the way the American public viewed the world. This biography reveals the events behind his provocative reporting, and the inner life of the legendary journalist.