Come to Think of It

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Come to Think of It

Commentaries from National Public Radio's Senior News Analyst

By Daniel Schorr

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143114475, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

Peerless commentary on recent politics and history from one of the preeminent reporters of our time?now with new material
AN INSTITUTION at CBS for decades and a twenty-year mainstay of NPR, Daniel Schorr is a legend in journalism. "Come to Think of It" collects in one place, for the first time, Schorr's observations on politics and American life during the past two decades. His essays reveal his mastery of pithy, get-to-the-point analysis, and his experience gives him an authority and range that permeate every page. In these essays we get his on-the-spot reactions to the major and minor events around the turn of the millennium?from the shock of 9/11 to the mainstreaming of Yiddish. "Come to Think of It" is an unparalleled account of political analysis and personal memory.

About the Author
Daniel Schorr has covered the news for more than six decades. In addition to winning three Emmys(R), he has received the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for Exceptional Contribution to Radio and Television Reporting and Commentary, a Peabody personal award for "a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity," and the George Polk Radio commentary award. He has been inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame. Schorr reported alongside Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite for CBS, started CNN with Ted Turner, and is now senior news analyst for National Public Radio(R).