Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies

Daniel SchorrVeteran journalist Daniel Schorr died on July 23, 2010. During the Nixon White House years, Schorr so earned president's ire that he was placed on Nixon's infamous enemies list. Below are some excerpts from the Nixon tapes concerning Schorr.

I had great satisfaction in turning Daniel Schorr down.

In pursuit of an interview with President Richard Nixon's chief domestic policy adviser, John D. Ehrlichman, CBS News Correspondent Daniel Schorr went as far as to show up in the studio of a rival network, ABC, which had the top Nixon aide on during the final days of the 1972 presidential campaign. Ehrlichman turned Schorr down--not for the reason he gave, but because Schorr had a relative working on the presidential campaign of Nixon's Democratic opponent, Sen. George S. McGovern of South Dakota.

 

Going after Daniel Schorr

With the FBI files coming up empty, President Nixon and Bob Haldeman discuss various efforts to dig into Schorr's and other reporters' financial records "just want to harass them. Just give them a little trouble."