Goodbye To Our Friend, Daniel Schorr

Host Scott Simon pays tribute to NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr, who died Friday at the age of 93.

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

Today, we're remembering our friend and colleague, Dan Schorr. Dan worked until almost his last breath, and died yesterday at a hospital in Washington, D.C., after a brief illness. He was 93.

Dan had a remarkable career even before he became NPR's senior news analyst a quarter-century ago. He was a tireless reporter who chronicled the Cold War, Watergate, uprisings, impeachments and the digital revolution. We'll remember Dan's life and work throughout this program.

But first and last, he was a newsman, and as Dan would insist, we begin with the news.

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