The Press: Schorr Signs Off

Almost from the day last February that CBS suspended him for passing a copy of the secret Pike committee report on CIA operations to New York's Village Voice, Daniel Schorr suspected that he would never again appear as a CBS correspondent. Then came his eloquent defense of a reporter's First Amendment rights last month before the House ethics committee, which had demanded that he identify his source. "To betray a source would be to betray myself, my career and my life," he declared. "I cannot do it."

He did not have to. The committee decided not to punish him, and CBS seemed...