NPR’s Daniel Schorr Has Died

schorr_pipe_7.23.10.jpgNPR senior news analyst Daniel Schorr died this morning at the age of 93. Since 1985, Schorr has discussed national and international news on Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.

NPR is commemorating his life’s work both online and on air, including offering an archived look at Schorr’s commentary and reporting over the years.

Schorr had enjoyed quite a long and celebrated career delivering news, starting out covering Western Europe for the Christian Science Monitor and, later, The New York Times. He then worked with Edward Murrow at CBS News for some twenty years, managing to stir up a little controversy on his way out: he resigned from the network in 1976 after being investigated by Congress for publishing an exclusive copy of a House of Representatives committee’s final report on U.S. covert intelligence activities against their wishes.

He began working with NPR in the late 1970s, and was asked by Ted Turner to help create CNN and serve as the new network’s senior Washington correspondent. He then went on to became NPR’s senior news analyst.

Schorr is also an author, having penned two memoirs — Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism and Clearing the Air, which looked back on his time at CBS.