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Featured Article: Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow c. 1960
Edward R. Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow) (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and television and radio figure who reported for CBS. Noted for honesty and integrity in delivering the news, he is considered among journalism's greatest figures. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Murrow hired a top-flight cadre of war correspondents and his broadcasts were both detailed and dramatic, influencing public opinion significantly regarding the war. As an American, he could speak clearly to the American public, who could readily identify with him. Yet he was an American who identified himself with Britain, understanding the importance of that nation to the future history of the world. And he recognized the power of the medium of communication that he served in bringing his understanding to others.

A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow's work continued to bring information to the public in candid yet accurate reports. He is especially well-known for his series of television news reports that helped lead to the censure of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Murrow's exemplary career remains one of the cornerstones of broadcast journalism, and his widely-agreed status as broadcasting's greatest journalist has not waned in the decades since his death.

Popular Article: Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization existed along the Indus River in present-day Pakistan.
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC), was an ancient civilization thriving along the lower Indus River and the Ghaggar River-Hakra River in what is now Pakistan and western India from the twenty-eighth century BCE to the eighteenth century BCE. Another name for this civilization is the Harappan Civilization of the Indus Valley, in reference to its first excavated city of Harappa. The Indus Valley Civilization stands as one of the great early civilizations, alongside ancient Egypt and Sumerian Civilization, as a place where human settlements organized into cities, invented a system of writing and supported an advanced culture. Hinduism and the culture of the Indian people can be regarded as having roots in the life and practices of this civilization. This was a flourishing culture, with artistic and technological development, and no sign of slavery or exploitation of people. The civilization appears to have been stable and its demise was probably due to climactic change, although the Aryan invasion theory (see below) suggests that it fell prey to marauding newcomers.

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