July 30, 2010: In 1976, my life and Daniel Schorr's intersected. When he died last week at age 93, I lost a friend, the public lost a trusted news analyst at National Public Radio, and the First Amendment lost one of its bravest defenders.
I was a young reporter in 1976 at the Minneapolis Star; Schorr was a famous journalist who worked for CBS TV. He'd scored a number of scoops during the Watergate era, winning three Emmy awards, and had earned a place on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list" for his relentless coverage.
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From TDU.org: Randy Furst is a newspaper reporter, Teamster spouse, and long-time leader of the Minnesota TDU Chapter.