Richard Hottelet, Last Of 'Murrow Boys', Dies At 97 Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the legendary Murrow boys, who covered World War II for CBS radio. Edward R. Murrow hired the pioneering group of journalists.

Richard Hottelet, Last Of 'Murrow Boys', Dies At 97

Richard Hottelet, Last Of 'Murrow Boys', Dies At 97

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Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the legendary Murrow boys, who covered World War II for CBS radio. Edward R. Murrow hired the pioneering group of journalists.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

A pioneering radio reporter died yesterday. Richard C. Hottelet was the last living member of the Murrow Boys, a group of reporters hand-picked by CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow to cover World War II. He broadcast the first report from the D-Day landings.

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RICHARD HOTTELET: The Allied forces landed in France early this morning. I watched the first landing barges hit the beach exactly on the minute of each hour. From what I could see during those first few minutes, there was nothing stopping the assault parties from getting ashore.

GREENE: After the war, Hottelet covered the United Nations for CBS and was a commentator for NPR. Richard C. Hottelet was 97 years old.

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