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Reporting America at War

explores the role of journalists in covering America's wars. The website, companion to a PBS documentary, offers a teachers guide with lessons on press censorship, message control, the power of pictures, finding the right words, and works by Ernie Pyle and Edward R. Murrow. The documentary examines the challenges of reporting from the front lines and the role of the correspondent in shaping how wars have been understood and remembered. (Insignia Films and WETA, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

Possibly no war correspondent was more able to depict the day-to-day life of the ordinary World War II foot soldier than Ernie Pyle. A columnist for the Scripps-Howard newspapers, Pyle's columns covered almost every branch of the armed service—from quartermaster troops to pilots.
Photo of novelist, essayist and journalist, Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998)

Martha Gellhorn

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