Daniel Schorr in 1972 (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
I know we spend a lot of time here memorializing the vestiges of the golden days of print journalism, be they real or a collective wistful fiction. It would be remiss, however, to not take a second to note the parting of Daniel Schorr, one of this blog’s most respected journos, who kept his integrity and dedication to principles right up until the end. The key Schorr story is his appearance on Nixon’s enemies, of which he was unaware until he read the list live on the air. His NPR commentaries were useful and not polemical, as Senate historian Donald Ritchie said in this NPR obit:
“What passes for commentary today is almost all opinion, but Schorr was part of that breed of commentators who dug up information before they pontificated about it.”
So, in that spirt, some recommended reading of the week: Continue reading
wow, this blog is getting horribly self-promotional of late. But if you didn’t care, what’s stopping you from leaving?
Inverted Soapbox and Team Brokelyn will be on Brian Lehrer LIVE tonight at 7:30.
It’s NY cable channel 75, I hear, and I have to take the internet’s word for it because we have no television.
Show link, which doesn’t have much more info.
It’ll be available as a video podcast eventually. That’s right: you can finally have a tiny me in your pocket at all times.
Quotes about Brian Lehrer, from his show’s site:
“I listen to Brian Lehrer… Wow, I love that guy. I love the show.” – Jon Stewart (in a speech at a New Yorker Magazine forum)
“Usually a pretty fair and smart guy” – Bill O’Reilly (on his show)
“You are it. You are the man.” – Thomas Friedman (on “The Brian Lehrer Show”)