Daniel Schorr’s Introduction to Twitter

Daniel Schorr, a leg­endary jour­nal­ist who made his mark dur­ing the Water­gate era, died today at age 93. Through­out the past sev­er­al decades, Schorr nev­er learned to use com­put­ers or word proces­sors. Rather, he stuck with his trusty type­writer. But, when Twit­ter took off last year, he was­n’t averse to giv­ing it a try. Above, Schorr gets his intro­duc­tion to Twit­ter and starts his account.

Let me also flag two items for you: You can read Schor­r’s very first arti­cle as a reporter, which appeared in The Chris­t­ian Sci­ence Mon­i­tor way back in May 1948. Also, NPR (where Schorr report­ed dur­ing his final years), has dug up an unex­pect­ed piece: Frank Zap­pa invit­ing Schorr on stage to deliv­er a polit­i­cal mes­sage and sing a few lines. Good stuff. RIP Mr. Schorr.

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