Friendly, Fred W., 1915-98, American broadcaster and author, b. New York City as Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer. He began his career at age 22 at a radio station in Providence where he wrote, produced, and narrated "Footprints in the Sands of Time," a series of five-minute biographies. After army service in World War II, he went to New York City, where he and Edward R. Murrow produced "I Can Hear It Now," a radio series, and "See It Now," its television sequel, which included Murrow's famous documentary on Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Friendly was executive producer of "CBS Reports" (1959-64), and president of CBS News (1964-66). After resigning from CBS in a dispute over ratings, he became Edward R. Murrow professor of journalism at Columbia Univ. and was adviser (until 1980) to the Ford Foundation. He also produced a series of highly acclaimed public television programs that brought together distinguished scholars, public officials, and journalists to examine the U.S. Constitution and other public issues. His books include Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control (1967); The Good Guys, the Bad Guys, and the First Amendment (1977); Minnesota Rag (1981); and, with M. J. Elliott, The Constitution (1984).

See biography by R. Engelman (2009).

Friendly is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA, with an African-American majority population. The population was 10,938 at the 2000 census. Friendly had its own rural post office in the early 20th century, and is now under the mailing address Fort Washington, MD. The name "Friendly" is most associated with the high school which serves most of the greater Fort Washington area. The Friendly area was largely rural until about 1960 and has steadily grown with single-family housing developments. Large, new homes still being added. It is convenient to Andrews Air Force Base.


Friendly is located at (38.750064, -76.974267).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 10,938 people, 3,506 households, and 2,962 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,610.3 people per square mile (622.0/km²). There were 3,636 housing units at an average density of 535.3/sq mi (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.39% White, 77.67% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.66% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 3,506 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,214, and the median income for a family was $82,827. Males had a median income of $43,281 versus $42,086 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,545. About 0.2% of families and 0.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 0.5% of those age 65 or over.


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