Edward R. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
Dan Rather’s use of forged documents in a one-sided “60 Minutes” hit piece aimed at President George W. Bush just before the 2004 presidential election does not live up to Murrow’s standards. No wonder journalism is a dying profession. Sad day, Washington State University School of Journalism.