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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Edward R. Murrow
Joseph Wershba, a CBS News producer and reporter whose work on a pivotal 1954 expose on Sen. Joseph McCarthy was the centerpiece of the film "Good Night, and Good Luck" has died. He was 90.
This is a wrenching, beautifully written book that contrasts the atmosphere of small-town America in the 1940s with the plight of Europe, a continent being engulfed by the Nazi terror.
More than half a century has passed, and memories have faded, so it is the triumph of this book that the author has so poignantly re-created a time of grim grandeur when the world was shaken by a struggle that encompassed not only the powerful, but, to an extraordinary degree, the ordinary people who lived through it.
He lived with the Blitz and through it, and many years later said his most prized possession was the microphone he used to tell an incredulous world, "This is London."
On the CBS Radio evening news on Oct. 10, 1947, a relatively ordinary night, Edward R. Murrow told a brief story to America of a U.S. Army cargo ship that came into San Francisco that day.