Remembering veteran reporter Daniel Schorr

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

As a Washington journalist, I had numerous contacts with Daniel Schorr over the years, but one that I recall with a smile was standing with him and a few other reporters outside the offices of Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller. We were waiting for the vice president to comment on a now-long-forgotten commission that he headed. After hours of standing and waiting in vain, Mr. Schorr, with a twinkle in his eyes, turned to me and said, "Bob, what do you think we'll be doing when we grow up?"

His sense of irony served us both well. We continued on with journalism, taking the bad and boring with the good and exciting.

Mr. Schorr will be sorely missed by journalists and the general public.

Robert Trautman, Alexandria

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