Southeast Public Radio to Broadcast ‘The Essential Journalist: Daniel Schorr’


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“The Essential Journalist: Daniel Schorr,” will air at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 14, 2006 — Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air “The Essential Journalist: Daniel Schorr,” a program that looks back on Schorr’s many years of reporting. The program will air at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, following “Going Public.”

Daniel Schorr looks back on a lifetime of experiences reporting on historical events and people that range from Khrushchev and the Berlin Wall to Richard Nixon, Ted Turner and Frank Zappa. These are memories of a journalist who is today the icon of broadcast news — a veteran of newspaper, network and cable television, and radio news, who has won the most prestigious professional awards and set the journalistic standard for this age.

Robert Siegel hosts the program, which features archival tape and Schorr’s own frank accounts of decisions he has made and reporting he has done. Schorr’s contemporaries Helen Thomas, Seymour Hersh, Marvin Kalb, David Wise and William Safire help illuminate an extraordinary life and career.

Schorr’s story and the context in which it is set provide riveting and amusing radio as well as good lessons in both journalism and life. Listeners value National Public Radio’s (NPR) integrity and journalistic ethics that Schorr represents. His work also demonstrates the depth of knowledge of a topic and level of reporting that he and others at NPR News bring to the air — both things NPR listeners count on and support.

Southeast Public Radio is a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU, in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM, KSEF, in Farmington. More information can found at