That was Daniel Schorr.

One of the best things about NPR – National Public Radio, as it used to be known – is behind us: Daniel Schorr passed away this morning at age 93. (It still evokes some astonishment when I read about somebody passing and, because of the way the internet works so quickly, it happened just a few short hours ago.) His voice and commentary set a standard.

Hear him in this piece, recorded after viewing the 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck – a unique perspective, as he was part of Murrow’s team.