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For immediate release
June 11, 2002
Contact:
NPR:Laura Gross,
202-513-2304,
lgross@npr.org



NPR's Daniel Schorr Available for Watergate Analysis and Commentary

WASHINGTON, DC-As the 30th anniversary of the June 17th Watergate break-in approaches, Daniel Schorr, NPRŽ's senior news analyst and CBS's chief "Watergate correspondent" in the 1970s, is available for commentary. Schorr is also available for analysis when former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean reveals who he believes to be "Deep Throat" when his new book is released on June 17th.

In 1972, the Watergate break-in brought Schorr a full-time assignment as CBS's chief Watergate correspondent. Schorr's exclusive reports and on-the-scene coverage at the Senate Watergate hearings earned him three Emmys. He unexpectedly found himself a part of his own story when the hearings turned up a Nixon "enemies list" with his name on it, and evidence that the President had ordered that he be investigated by the FBI. This "abuse of a Federal agency" figured as one count in the Bill of Impeachment on which Nixon would have been tried had he not resigned in August of 1974.

Veteran reporter-commentator Daniel Schorr, the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS team still fully active in journalism, currently interprets national and international events as senior news analyst for NPR.

Schorr's career of more than six decades has earned him many awards for journalistic excellence and decorations from European heads of state. He has also been honored by civil liberties groups and professional organizations for his defense of the First Amendment. For more information about Daniel Schorr, please visit NPR's Web site at http://www.npr.org/about/people/bios/dschorr.html.


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