April 25, 2008 was the 100th birthday of WSU’s most famous alum, Edward R. Murrow. The late David Halberstam wrote in The Powers That Be that Murrow was “one of those rare legendary figures who was as good as his myth.”
Here are several links to tributes being offered on his historic anniversary:
On Edward R. Murrow’s 100th Birthday, by NPR’s Bob Edwards
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-edwards/on-edward-r-murrows-100th_b_98515.html
Reliving the Legacy of Edward R. Murrow, CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/24/national/main4041673.shtml
A Personal Word of Appreciation for Edward R. Murrow, by Barry K.