Saturday, July 24, 2010

R.I.P. Daniel Schorr - A Journalist's Journalist

He embodied the journalism I fell in love with, the journalism that sadly, I feel, hardly exists anymore.

Source: USA Today

Veteran journalist Daniel Schorr, who broke stories from the Cold War era to Watergate for CBS News before a second career as as news analyst for National Public Radio, died Friday at the age of 93.
Schorr died at Washington's Georgetown University Hospital. No cause of death was given.

For more than 60 years, Schorr lived and breathed the news, starting in 1948 as a stringer for The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times in Europe.

He joined CBS in 1953 as its Washington-based diplomatic correspondent working with legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow as one of "Murrow's Boys."

The often combative Schorr spent more than two decades at CBS News until he was forced to resign in 1976 after refusing to reveal the source of secret documents, which he made public, regarding illegal FBI and CIA activities. The network later asked him to return. Instead, he lectured at colleges and later joined Ted Turner at CNN.

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