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A "Murrow's Boy" sizes up the new boys

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Oct 26, 2001 | 1:15pm EDT

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."

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