[PW] ? Dates of Edward R. Murrow Signoff (Quotation Query #739)

Jeff Imparato JImparato at tscpl.org
Tue Feb 16 20:21:58 PST 2016


Definitely Oregon. My Father-in-law worked in that city.

Jeff
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No. Corvallis is a city in either Oregon or Montana. Washington State has
no city or town of that name.

Luke

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM, John Henderson <jhenderson at ithaca.edu>
wrote:

> According to <<Edward R Murrow, An American Original>>, by Joseph E.
> Persico, 1988, on page 189:
>
> "On his Christmas Eve broadcast [of "This is London."] in 1940, Ed chose
> not to say 'Merry Christmas." The phrase had virtually disappeared that
> holiday season in England. Since the war, Londoners had started saying, 'So
> long, and good luck.' And so he closed his broadcast, "Good night, and good
> luck." Ida Lou Anderson [a listener from Corvallis, Washington] wrote to
> him to stick with it, which he did for the rest of his broadcasting career."
>
>
> John Henderson
> Ithaca College Library
>
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> behalf of Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
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> Subject: [PW] ? Dates of Edward R. Murrow Signoff (Quotation Query #739)
>
> Can anyone supply any information about the beginning and ending dates of
> Edward R. Murrow using his radio and television signoff "Good night, and
> good luck"?
>
> Fred Shapiro
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