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Edward R. Murrow was a legendary CBS news broadcaster who was the first to appear on a television newscast (the show was called See It Now). He represents the standard for integrity in broadcast journalism, so when a network does something unethical, incompetent or stupid relating to it's news division, it is often met with commentary that "Edward R. Murrow is turning over in his grave." As news divisions at major networks suffered budget cuts in favor of entertainment, Murrow has turned over quite often: a producer at CBS was fired when he interrupted the show CSI: New York with news that Yasser Arafat died, the show 60 Minutes relied on fake documents to report on president Bush's National Guard duty, and some stations aired promotional material supplied by the Bush administration as actual news. Of course, Murrow cannot literally turn over in his grave - he was cremated.
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind. Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand
, is a fan.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
La La Brooks of The Crystals
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."