Friday, July 23, 2010

Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr
1916-2010

Daniel Schorr, "The Great Abrasive," has died, at age 93. He was a correspondent on the news when I was growing up, and he pissed off a lot of people, making it onto Nixon's enemies list during the Watergate Era. He was on CBS, then CNN, and in the mid-eighties, migrated to NPR, where his commentary was usually pointed enough to skewer a lot of pompous gasbags.

Apparently he didn't suffer fools gladly, and let them know when they got to that point, high, wide, and repeatedly.

He was the last of Edward R. Murrow's news team to go, and he worked right up until the end.

Ninety-three is a pretty good run.

Adíos, Mr. Schorr

1 comment:

James said...

I'm realy gonna miss this guy on NPR