HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Daniel Schorr (1916–2010)

Author of Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism

Includes the names: SCHORR DANIEL

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
229 (327)545,450 (3.6)00
Works by Daniel Schorrorganize | filter
Also by Daniel Schorrorganize | filter
Members
Related tags
Events on LibraryThing Local

Daniel Schorr has 3 media appearances.

Jul
1
Daniel Schorr
Booknotes, Sunday, July 1, 2001
Daniel Schorr discusses Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism.

Long a familiar face to American television-news viewers, and more recently a familiar voice to public-radio listeners, Daniel Schorr recounts his 60-plus-year career covering some of the most significant events of the last century. Schorr knew that he wanted to be a journalist from a very young age, though his mother worried about her son entering a profession that required no advanced degree. ("Isn't it a little like being an actor?" she asked, presciently, given the shape of modern broadcast news.) Schorr's narrative begins before the Second World War, when, the son of Russian immigrants, he combed the streets of New York looking for news stories and eventually talking his way onto the staffs of newspapers and wire services. He had a gift for being in the right place at the right time, breaking news in the summer of 1941 that pointed to an impending war with Japan and reporting on the hostilities that followed the creation of the state of Israel, among many other events. That gift served him well as he rose through the ranks of foreign correspondents, eventually joining CBS and heading the network's bureaus in Bonn and Moscow, where he came to spend more time talking with Nikita Khrushchev than he would spend with the American presidents he was later charged with covering. Schorr had another gift: a particularly fine ability to irritate those who came under his scrutiny, from John Wayne to John Kennedy, from the KGB to the FBI. "It may be that I am just hard to get along with, but to me it always seemed that some principle was involved." Irascibility and high principle alike mark this memoir. Readers who grew up listening to Schorr's reports on such matters as Watergate and the Berlin Wall, as well as students of journalism and history, will find it illuminating. --Gregory McNamee (timspalding)… (more)
Jan
13
Daniel Schorr
To The Best of Our Knowledge, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 0am

Daniel Schorr has 2 past events. (show)

Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.6)
0.5
1
1.5
2 3
2.5
3 9
3.5 1
4 12
4.5
5 4

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Daniel Schorr is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Daniel Schorr is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,892,084 books! | Top bar: Always visible