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and so forth -- whether that would be disclosed to the public. And I said, “Sure.”
Ed was in London having just gone over to London on his sabbatical when the New York
Times ran the story that this applied to Murrow, who was looked upon as a demi-god, if not
God, by the world of journalism. The fact that a rule applied to him was a newsworthy story.
And by the time the United Press and INS and AP had put headlines on it and summarized
it, when Ed saw it and was queried by the London press about what it meant, he reacted very
vigorously, to say the least, and in effect said that I didn't know what I was talking about and
so forth. I didn't back down and Ed didn't back down. But we made clear on the air in the
future that arrangements had been made prior to broadcast about the content of the program
and so forth. So, Ed and I went from being drinking buddies before he left to firing
thunderbolts across the Atlantic. All of that changed in the end but it certainly was a tense
period in the shop.
Sorry, I sidetracked you from your original story you were --
I sidetracked you from your original story that you were telling.
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