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Remembering Daniel Schorr

Veteran journalist Daniel Schorr passed away today at the age of 93. Born in the Bronx in 1916, Schorr began a 20-year career as a foreign correspondent in Western Europe in 1946, and later joined CBS News in 1953 as one of Murrow's Boys — the legendary news team put together by Edward R. Murrow. Some of the stories that Schorr reported on during his long career include the Marshall Plan; the building of the Berlin Wall in 1962; President Johnson's Great Society; the Watergate break-in; and CIA assassination plots in the 1970s. He joined CNN in 1979 as its senior Washington correspondent and later moved to NPR in 1985 as host of Weekend Edition. His last commentary for NPR aired on July 10 of this year.