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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daniel Schorr on the perils of the poor

"It took a recession to reveal the full effects of the welfare restrictions. It's hard to get people to go from "welfare to work" when there is no work" reported NPR Senior News Correspondent Daniel Schorr, a seasoned newscaster and commentator going back six decades. At 94 he may be the oldest and most experienced working American journalist.

On Wednesday's "All Things Considered"
Schorr speaks honestly on the network about his views on welfare, social security and the way our society is shifting to very poor and very wealthy. His view is an educated one, having lived in various countries, worked under the tootilage of "Edward R Murrow's boys", lived and reported through over a half a decade of history and interviewed most every president during his tenure as a reporter.

I suggest you listen to the full commentary rather than simply read the text summary.

What are your feelings and/or observations on what he has to say?

How do you feel about the topic covered?

Photos from inlude Daniel Schorr just before his 90th birthday in 2004, and Schorr on NBC's "Meet the Press" in 2001.

Since this was first posted, Daniel Schorr has passed way and is missed by NPR listeners, the journalism community and all of those who respect history, facts, and percpective. Click here for photos, audio and obit from July 23, 2010. Schorr was 94 and still working.


Michael Jones said...

It may have took a recession to reveal the full effects of welfare restrictions however, I don't fully agree with Daniel's remarks "welfare to work when there is is no work" (Daniel Schorr)because unfortunately if you give a person an inch (welfare) they take a mile (more welfare and no desire to work). I don't understand the regulations on welfare however, I can believe that the regulations can be reworked to promote getting back to work. Getting back to work by either changing careers or simply looking for work!

Anonymous said...

Daniel Schorr was a fixture in the NPR landscape. His input has been missed.

Jill Pentkowski