Sunday, July 25, 2010

Daniel Schorr

Former CBS News correspondent Daniel Schorr died Friday.  He seemed to be a tough guy to like, but I admired him nonetheless.  Schorr appeared to be a fearless SOB who always wanted to get at the truth.  If he was good enough for Murrow, he was good enough for me.

Do yourself a favor, even if you're not a journalism junkie like me, and read the obituaries.  Daniel Schorr led an interesting life.  He wasn't perfect, but the craft of journalism was better because he was around.

He valued his spot on the Nixon enemies list more than an Emmy, and you have to respect that.

Daniel Schorr helped get CNN off the ground.  His arrival gave gravitas to the fledgling news network.  It showed they were serious about getting the job done.

I occasionally caught some of Schorr's NPR commentaries.  The man always had something interesting to say.

Daniel Schorr was 93.