Friday, July 23, 2010

Daniel Schorr (1916-2010)

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Daniel Schorr died today at age 93.  An NPR commentator the past two decades, Schorr was brought into the CBS fold by famed correspondent Edward R. Murrow, and prospered at the Eye Network for 23 years. His journalistic achievements, ranging from his coverage of Moscow as a CBS correspondent to his reporting on the U.S. intelligence community, are too numerous to recount here. He always considered his greatest achievement to be earning a hallowed place on President Nixon's "Enemies List."

In this disturbing age of fragmented partisan journalism and around-the-clock coverage of celebrity meltdowns, Schorr's loss is that much more profound. 

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