Daniel Schorr, a broadcast journalist with a career in reporting and commentary spanning more than half a century, has died at age 93. I, like many who came to admire him in recent years, knew him best from his comments and interviews on NPR. But he was a giant of TV journalism who began his career with CBS News in the Murrow years of the 1950s, reported in Cold War era Europe and Washington, and famously became a member of President Nixon’s notorious “Enemies List” in the 1970s. (He later called that the highlight of his career.) In his later years, he became a news analyst and commentator for CNN and public radio, but continued to ground his commentary in reporting.
Above, Schorr talks—in that fantastic voice—to WNYC radio’s Leonard Lopate about how radio kept his career alive; NPR has a lengthy remembrance of him here. Any journalist would be lucky to have simply one of the careers Schorr managed in his long life. RIP.