The Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame has announced this year’s inductees. Legendary CBS journalist Fred Friendly is on the list.
Friendly, who passed away in 1998, got his start in broadcast journalism in Rhode Island. After graduating from Hope High School in Providence, he went on to work at radio station WEAN.
Friendly moved onto television at CBS, where he created the news documentary program with Edward R. Murrow, See It Now. Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame spokeswoman Debbie Rich said the show was groundbreaking.
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