On Daniel Schorr

I have a routine on Saturday mornings. I fix coffee. I listen to Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. And one of the things I listen for each week is Simon’s weekly discussion with Daniel Schorr.

Simon tweeted a few minutes ago that “My longtime friend and colleague Dan Schorr has died. Please find a moment today to say goodbye to him today in your own way.”

On Saturday’s edition, I didn’t recall hearing Schorr. I kept waiting for it, and then the show was over, and no Daniel Schorr. I wonder, now, if Schorr, who was 93, was already ill and hospitalized.

Simon reflects on Schorr’s career at greater length than a Tweet will allow on NPR’s website, and NPR offers their own obituary of their Senior News Analyst.

I read one of Schorr’s books, Come To Think Of It, a few months ago.

I’ll miss hearing Daniel Schorr’s voice. I’ll miss his insights and his wisdom. Journalism has lost one of its giants.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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