Edward R. Murrow had an incredible journalistic career being war correspondent in Europe during the Second World War, vice president of the network and head of CBS News when he returned from Europe and thereafter a leading newscaster at CBS when he he stepped down as vice president.
Murrow hosted the popular Person to Person television program from its start in 1953 to 1959. The format of the program was simple.He did 15 minutes interviews with celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio.
On 15 March 1957, Murrow interviewed Ellington in the home of Ruth Ellington. He replied patiently to Murrow’s questions about his career, managed to plug for A Drum Is A Woman, showed his painting of Satin Doll and played some bars of the song.
Towards the end of the interview, Ruth Ellington and Mercer Ellington enters the room. “So you are your fathers driver”, Murrow says to Mercer, who controls himself and says: “I have a record company as well and a band.”