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Produce Powerful Presentations (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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41. Presentation Advice from Edward R. Murrow: The “Person-to-Person” Role Model

Edward R. Murrow, the celebrated broadcast journalist, had a distinguished career at CBS that started in the early days of radio in 1935 and culminated in the golden age of television in 1961. George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck brought the man and his era back to the forefront of public consciousness, but I didn’t need any reminders. My own career at CBS began after Mr. Murrow had left, but his legend was still reverberating throughout the studios and control rooms of the Broadcast Center on 57th Street in New York when I got there.

One of Mr. Murrow’s major assignments was as the host of a television series called Person to Person. Every Friday ...

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