A “Murrow’s Boy” sizes up the new boys

Daniel Schorr, the last active member of “Murrow’s Boys,” the legendary
team of correspondents who covered the news for CBS in the ’40s and
’50s, has compared the skills of his former colleagues with those of
current broadcast news personalities and have found the contemporary
ones wanting.

In an interview with today’s Boston Globe,
Schorr remarked that his onetime colleagues had originally been
newspaper people.

“They had education, they traveled and they learned
languages, and they used words well — all the things great newspaper
foreign correspondents used to do before we had all these pretty babies
on television.”

Asked about recent suggestions that CBS, NBC and ABC
pool their resources and perhaps produce a single evening news program,
Schorr replied, “It’s certainly not desirable, but it may be doable.”