+ CBS News' The World Today spawned numerous excellent news specials and regular broadcasts over the legendary history of the CBS Radio News Bureau. The hands-down standouts from CBS' Radio News division over the years that spanned the Golden Age of Radio were commentators H.V. Kaltenborn, Elmer Davis and Edward R. Murrow. The Golden Age of Radio spanned some of the most momentous news events of the Twentieth Century: the aftermath of World War I, The Wall Street Crash, The Great Depression, The League of Nations, World War II, The Korean War, and the Cold War Era. Competition for Radio news coverage of all of these historical eras was predictably stiff. NBC, CBS and MBS were the major players during this era. ABC came to the Radio news arena somewhat later during the Golden Era of Radio news coverage. News coverage during the rise of the Nazi party and the lead up to World War II was especially well covered by all three major networks of the era. Competing news bureaus, both independent and print media bureaus, kept a steady flow of fascinating coverage throughout the lead up to World War II, its prosecution and aftermath. But CBS News, in particular, was remarkably effective at consistently 'scooping' its Radio network competitors. Indeed, CBS even went as far as to rewrite broadcasting history on a few occasions, as with its attempt to take credit for the first breaking news about Nazi Germany's first acts of War during World War II. CBS' preeminence in Radio News, whether earned or perceived, remained legendary throughout the 1940s and beyond. But by far the most legendary of CBS' numerous Radio legends of the era was Edward R. Murrow and his 'boys.' Murrow and Murrow's Boys captured the imagination of America throughout the lead up to the U.S. involvement in World War II, as well as America's prosecution of the War.
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