Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's See It Now has long been celebrated as a pioneering television newsmagazine. The radio series that was its prototype has received comparatively little attention. This anide examines Hear It Now, which aired on CBS between December 1950 and June 1951. The radio series combined Friendly's innovative production techniques with Murrow's take on topics ranging from Korea to McCarthyism. As such, it helped establish many of the themes and storytelling devices that See It Now later employed while providing a capstone to Murrow's radio news career.
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