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Edward Murrow

Public Diplomacy and the Flight to the Academy

John Brown | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
John Brown

Today, American public diplomacy, once implemented by an independent and very imperfect agency, is hidden away at the regulations-driven State Department, some would say like a coffin at a funeral home, despite the good intentions of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

I'm the Guy Who Made Christina Hendricks Laugh

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I was in Rio to cover the Diageo Reserve World Class global bartending final. She was in Rio to promote Johnnie Walker's high-end Blue Label whisky, for which she is the spokeswoman. I scored an interview with her -- a five-minute interview, but an interview nonetheless.

Ethan Murrow's 'Narcissistic Excess' Is Playful And Strange

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

"All of my characters tend to end in failure," Ethan Murrow once admitted to The Seattle Times. The artist's large graphite drawings are rendered with...

CBS Announces Revival Of Famous News Series

Posted 12.16.2011 | Media

CBS News announced on Thursday that the network will revive its famous "Person to Person" series with "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose, and "60 Mi...

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.

Sham on You, Ben Barber

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Ben Barber's recent Salon article, "WikiLeaks and the sham of 'public diplomacy': Our diplomats spout jingoistic nonsense about American supremacy -- instead of engaging with the rest of the world," shows his heart in the right place but his history way off in left field.

What's important, what's happening, and what's public diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Yes we all love the new social media. Type, for example, "public diplomacy" when you're on Twitter, and you'll get the latest on what twitterers are saying about the subject. But what's happening is not necessarily what's important.

Fearless War Reporter's Legacy Prompts Discussion on Blacklisting In Current Context

Pia Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pia Sawhney

The Murrow Forum is an annual event held at Tufts University that seeks to highlight topics the late reporter might himself have spoken on had he gained the chance now.

Gwen Ifill -- Not Tough Enough

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Perhaps Ifill's soft questioning and at times repetitive questions at the beginning and end of the debate was her way to prove to conservatives she was not playing favorites.