When Edward R. Murrow and William Shirer reported from Vienna, Austria, and London about Hitler’s March into Austria on March 12th, 13th and 14th of 1938, they began a type of news round up for CBS that eventually would turn into the CBS World News Roundup. This week, CBS Evening News celebrated the 75th Anniversary of this program with a broadcast titled ‘Broadcast legends on 75 years of CBS World News Roundup.’ Since the world largest collection of Edward R. Murrow Papers resides at DCA, Tufts University, CBS Evening News worked with the archives to locate historical material and photographs for this anniversary broadcast.
You can watch the CBS Evening News Anniversary Story online.
If you want to learn more about news reporting and Edward R. Murrow, visit our exhibit essays at The Life and Work of Edward R. Murrow. There you will find photographs, details, and stories related to Edward R. Murrow, his wife Janet Brewster Murrow, and the so-called Murrow Boys who included one woman. Our collection brochure describes the approximately 55 linear feet of paper record and photographs next to the audio-visual material and artifacts available at DCA for your research. Finally, the digital library search portal provides you with the Edward R. Murrow Papers finding aid which also links you to over 300 photographs from this collection.