Edward R. Murrow (25.4.1908|27.4.1965) Came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during WWII. Fellow American journalists considered Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures. His reports, especially during the Blitz, began with what became his signature opening, "This is London". In 1940, Londoners who might not necessarily see each other the next morning often closed their conversations with "good night & good luck." Murrow adopted the phrase in his broadcasts.
Columbia Broadcasting reporter in London, Edward R. Murrow who kept Americans abreast of the stiff resistance of the British to the German attacks during the "Battle of Britain" (1940-1941) -- as America officially stayed neutral. Corbis / Bettmann Evans
Marilyn Monroe with Edward R. Murrow during discussions at the Ambassador Hotel in New York regarding her forthcoming appearance on Murrow’s Person To Person television show in 1955. Photo by Milton Greene.