Daniel Schoor died at the age of 93 on July 23rd, surrounded by his family and friends. He never retired from a broadcast career that spanned over 60 years. From his early days working for Edward R. Murrow, through his years as CBS News' Chief foreign correspondent, through his being part of President Nixon's infamous "enemies list," through the early days of CNN, and finally the last 25 years as a vital voice on NPR, Schorr was uncompromising and thorough in his efforts to shed light on developments in Washington and throughout the world.
His breadth of experience was exemplified in his last commentary for NPR, which aired on Weekend Edition two weeks ago, where he compared the most recent spy trade between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. to earlier trades that he witnessed as a foreign correspondant for CBS during the height of the Cold War.
Daniel Schoor died at the age of 93 on July 23rd, surrounded by his family and friends. NPR will trace his life and career with a special one hour presentation. Colorado Public Radio will air the special on Saturday, July 24th at 8pm and Sunday, July 25th at 7pm.
Tune in as we celebrate the life and career of a seminal journalist.