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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