RIP Daniel Schorr

I grew up with him on CBS and followed him to NPR.  He was an honest man and a brave one, and he died today aged 93.


  1. NewEnglandBob
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    “Schorr, a high-profile reporter who covered Watergate and landed on President Nixon’s ‘enemies list,’ was known as much for his cantankerous relationships with colleagues as he was for his dogged reporting and sober commentary.”

  2. Filippo
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Consider Schorr, Severeid, Cronkite, Huntley, Brinkley, and other I ought to name – could they in their primes be hired today by a media – and a Philistine American public – obsessed with “infotainment”?!? They’re bound and determined to entertain me with tripe whether I want it or not. With Schorr and these others, I could count on being informed, and as often as not enlightened. I refuse to go quietly into that infotainment night.

  3. gruebait
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Not sure, but he may be the last of the well-known journalists to have worked with Edwin R. Murrow. Truly marks the end of an era.

    • Bobo
      Posted July 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Or Edward R. Murrow, even. The end of the era of “reporters whose proper names people cannot remember yet cite as if they actually knew who they were”, apparently.

  4. littlejohn
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    He was an honest, decent liberal, and, incidently, a friend of my father, who was a liberal newspaper columnist in West Virginia.
    Dan often said he was most proud having been on Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List.” I think my father’s greatest disappointment (besides me) was not making the list. He tried.
    Dan will be long remembered and much missed.

  5. Dominic
    Posted July 26, 2010 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Likewise spare a thought for the late Stephen Schneider – who along with others paved the way for an understanding of climate change & was the victim of an intensive hate campaign from climate change deniers.

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