Daniel Schorr, the long serving news analyst for NPR, died today. He was 93.
Schorr, who once described himself as a "living history book," passed away 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.
I am sorry to his family -- and to his extended family at National Public Radio -- for their loss. I hope they can all take some comfort in the fact that he spent a long, good life doing what he loved to do right up until the very last -- I believe I heard him on the radio just a few days ago. May we all do what we love until we're in our 90s.
He and his family are in our thoughts.