FBI Releases Files On NPR’s Daniel Schorr

WASHINGTON – Newly released FBI files depict the Nixon White House role in ordering an investigation into newsman Daniel Schorr, whose tough reporting got him on the president’s infamous enemies list.

According to one section among hundreds of pages from Schorr’s FBI file, the Nixon White House had the bureau conduct a background investigation in 1971. The White House said it was considering Schorr for a presidential appointment in the environmental area. A day later, the investigation was canceled by the White House.

The 93-year-old Schorr died in July after a six-decade career with CBS and other media. He believed the White House tried to intimidate him for his hard-hitting coverage of the Nixon Administration.

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