NPR’s Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

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By Betsy Rothstein 

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Schorr as a CBS News Correspondent

Daniel Schorr, a pioneer of broadcast journalism who was part of Edward R. Murrow’s legendary CBS team, died peacefully this morning after a short illness, his family informed NPR. NPR stated in a release that he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Since 1985, Schorr was a senior news analyst for NPR, interpreting national and international events in conversation and commentary on “Weekend Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition, which became Schorr’s broadcast home for the past quarter century, said of his passing: “I was privileged to know Dan Schorr for 25 years and cherish him as a fierce journalist, and a tender friend and father. We used to joke, ‘I’m not Dan’s son. But I play Dan’s son on the radio.’ Sharing the studio with him, and so many laughs and memories, has been the blessing of a lifetime.”

NPR is remembering Schorr on-air and online with obituaries, a photo gallery and an archive of Schorr’s commentaries. To view them, visit www.NPR.Org.

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