24 Facts About Daniel Schorr


Daniel Louis Schorr was an American journalist who covered world news for more than 60 years.

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Daniel Schorr was most recently a Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio .

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Daniel Schorr was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Russian immigrants Tillie Godiner and Gedaliah Tchornemoretz.

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Daniel Schorr began his journalism career at the age of 13, when he came upon a woman who had jumped or fallen from the roof of his apartment building.

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Daniel Schorr attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the West Bronx, where he worked on the Clinton News, the school paper.

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Daniel Schorr graduated from City College of New York in 1939 while working for the Jewish Daily Bulletin.

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Daniel Schorr worked for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as an assistant news editor from 1934 to 1941.

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Daniel Schorr left the Soviet Union later that year, because of Soviet censorship laws.

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Daniel Schorr did not give slightest appearance of being contrite.

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Daniel Schorr took a close journalistic interest in the career of Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey.

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Famously, Daniel Schorr read the list aloud on live TV, surprised to be reading his own name in that context.

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Daniel Schorr provoked intense controversy in 1976 when he received and made public the contents of the secret Pike Committee report on illegal Central Intelligence Agency and FBI activities.

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Daniel Schorr "remained silent in the face of false suspicions that another CBS correspondent, Lesley Stahl, had given the report to The Voice".

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Daniel Schorr later donated his profits from the sale of the Pike papers to the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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In 1977, Schorr was hired by Reese Schonfeld as a White House correspondent for ITNA, a news agency serving independent television news stations in the U S In 1979, Schonfeld and Ted Turner brought Schorr to Cable News Network, where he was the first on-camera employee hired.

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Daniel Schorr reported news and delivered commentary and news analysis on the fledgling CNN.

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Daniel Schorr's contract was not renewed in 1985, one of the two times he stated he was "fired".

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Daniel Schorr then took the position as Senior News Analyst at NPR, a position he held for decades up to the time of his death.

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Daniel Schorr wrote a column for The Christian Science Monitor for several decades.

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Daniel Schorr was called "reliably liberal", and was "widely regarded as a liberal" according to another source, though he regarded the label as inaccurate.

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Daniel Schorr was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002.

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About 20 years after Nixon's resignation, Daniel Schorr attended a dinner where Nixon spoke about the Soviet Union.

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Daniel Schorr's remains were buried at Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Maryland.

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Daniel Schorr was later named in the Nixon articles of impeachment.

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