Edward R. Murrow to Governor J. Lindsay Almond. Jr.

  • Date: December 1958
  • Creator: Edward R. Murrow
  • Archive: J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. Executive Papers, Library of Virginia

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CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow described a telecast based on the school closing situation in Norfolk Virginia and scheduled to be aired in late January. According to Murrow, the intent of the program was to present the school desegregation problem of Virginia in an unbiased way so as the people of the country could get a better understanding of what was going on. CBS anticipated a large viewing audience for the program and planned to broadcast it during a weekday time slot. The letter requested an interview with the Governor to get his opinion and that of the General Assembly