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October 21, 1996

Authors of "The Murrows Boys" To Speak at the Library of Congress on December 2

Stanley Cloud and Lynne Olson, the authors of The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996), will speak at the Library of Congress at noon on Monday, Dec. 2, in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building. Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the program is free and open to the public.

The presentation is part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" series, which features authors of recently published books that have a particular relevance to the Library's programs or collections. The Murrow Boys, which tells the story of the pioneering CBS World War II correspondents who worked under the direction of broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, draws in particular on the Eric Sevareid collection in the Library's Manuscript Division.

Stanley Cloud, the former Washington bureau chief for Time, has also been a national political correspondent and Saigon bureau chief for Time. Lynne Olson has been a Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and the White House correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. She currently teaches at American University. She and Stanley Cloud are married and live in Washington, D.C.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries. Its programs and those of its 32 state affiliates are supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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PR 96-151
10/21/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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