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  • Radio documentaries came of age in postwar idealism and Cold War fear

    Fred Friendly, president of CBS News, left, and journalist Edward R. Murrow share the cover of a new book by journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich, "Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest," published this month by the University of Illinois Press.

    Fred Friendly, president of CBS News, left, and journalist Edward R. Murrow share the cover of a new book by journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich, "Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest," published this month by the University of Illinois Press.

    Image courtesy of Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University

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      Fred Friendly, president of CBS News, left, and journalist Edward R. Murrow share the cover of a new book by journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich, "Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest," published this month by the University of Illinois Press.

      Image courtesy of Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University

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      Links to audio samples from the era's documentaries can be found on a Web page Ehrlich has set up about the book.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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