Daniel Schorr, who once described himself as a “living history book,” died Friday morning at a Washington hospital. “He was able to bring to contemporary news commentary a deep sense of how governmental institutions and players operate, as well as the perspective gained from decades of watching history upfront,” writes Alan Greenblatt. || Read NYT’s obit. || Earlier: Schorr never thinks about retiring (and more stories about the late newsman).
> Read NPR president Schiller’s memo on the death