Daniel Schorr dead at 93

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    Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93 : NPR


    Daniel Schorr, a longtime senior news analyst for NPR and a veteran Washington journalist who broke major stories at home and abroad during the Cold War and Watergate, has died. He was 93.

    Schorr, who once described himself as a "living history book," passed away Friday morning at a Washington hospital. He was able to bring to contemporary news commentary a deep sense of how governmental institutions and players operate, as well as the perspective gained from decades of watching history upfront.

    "He could compare presidents from Eisenhower on through, and that gave him historical context for things," said Donald A. Ritchie, Senate historian and author of a book about the Washington press corps. "He had lived it, he had worked it and he had absorbed it. That added a layer to his broadcasting that was hard for somebody his junior to match."



    I actually met Mr. Schorr once and he was a fascinating gentle man.
     
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    Sorry to hear about him passing even though I have no clue who he is.
     
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    He's the one who had that real tired sounding voice I think.
     
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    He's one of the main people Dick Nixon went after during paranoid crusades in office.
     
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    One of the funniest things that happened during that era was when Schorr was cold-reading the Nixon Enemies List on the air. He got to #17, it was his own name!
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUabXXiuHDo&feature=related]YouTube - Daniel Schorr: Radio Keeps Me Going[/ame]

    Solid newsman.

    Pity not more such as he are investigating the Obama administration with the same zeal his era investigated Nixon - there is likely much to uncover...
     
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    He was a Jew, and he hated this country and its traditional people. His goal wasn't to report the news, it was to fire shots at figures like Nixon, who Jews knew didn't like them. But since he holds the microphone and Robert Siegel eulogizes him, you don't really get THAT perspective on NPR, do you?
     
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    Always the reader of minds and motives - have you ever thought about looking into your own. "The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person." Eric Hoffer



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    Oh, he still was providing excellent commentary on NPR. I'm sorry to hear this. I didn't know the was that old, his mind was still sharp as a tack.
     
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    Daniel Schorr hated the Indians? Fascinating!

    Who says you can't learn anything at stormfront?
     

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