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Documenting the Orangeburg Massacre

By Books September 15, 2003

At 10:33 p.m. on the night of February 8, 1968, eight to 10 seconds of police gunfire left three young black men dying and 27 wounded on the campus of South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. Exactly 33 years … Read more

1981: A Conversation With Fred Friendly

Technology December 15, 1999

“…Murrow had the sense of curiosity that all journalists have to have, a need to understand something before he talked about it, and a marvelous ear for copy.”—Friendly (left), with Edward R. Murrow. Read more

1952: Al Capp Views the Networks

By Technology December 15, 1999

[This article originally appeared in the April 1952 issue of Nieman Reports.] The two main ways to communicate ideas in America are by press and radio. I’ve communicated with America both ways. I’ve found freedom of speech in the American … Read more

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