Here's another Where's Armand? Fellow: NPR's
Daniel Schorr. This ninety year old award
winning journalist began his career as a
foreign correspondent in 1946 and is still
working in a career that has lasted over six
"His analysis of current issues is broadened by his firsthand perspective on recent history", says Schorr's NPR biography. It's the same kind of "I was there" authority that Armand held which punctuated his stories so well. Remember Armand's experiences at the outbreak of World War II?
I wonder how Mr. Schorr would have answered Armand's letter to the editor of Time Magazine (April 19, 1999):
Ours has been a full century demanding answers, glorying in solutions. Somehow the bigger picture has eluded us. All the wondrous advances you covered are seen from inside the reassuring cocoon of the surrounding universe. No one seems to be stepping outside to ask the big questions: Why is there time? Why should there be life, matter, space? What's the reason for existence, including that of God? If we cannot find answers, we are literally nowhere. Let's admit it, none of us has a clue. ARMAND E. SINGER Morgantown, W.Va.
I'm sure they would have had a lot to talk about. Daniel Schorr was introduced to Twitter this past weekend. When asked if he had any questions about it he answered, "Yes, how do I do it?". Within a few hours, Schorr had over 2,000 followers and I'm one of them!
Dan Schorr Meets the Twitterverse. A 3 minute introduction to Twitter.
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Thanks to Jean Swift, D.O. for bringing Dan Schorr to our attention.
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