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ISBN-10: 1452120218

ISBN-13: 9781452120218

Continuously positioned the listener first has been NPR's mantra due to the fact its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, NPR's programming draws over 27 million listeners per week. This superbly designed quantity chronicles NPR's storied background, that includes dozens of behind-the-scenes photographs, essays and unique reporting through a who's who of NPR employees and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the main memorable programming during the many years. past an pleasing and encouraging tribute to NPR's extraordinary historical past, this publication is an intimate examine the inside track and tales that experience formed our international, from the folks who have been at the floor and at the air. With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, and lots of extra, this is often the precise e-book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.

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Then a call might go out to Horton or to Charlie White in Manhattan, Kansas: 34 Saecker: No, no. I don’t. In fact, I think it would be more of a safeguard. If we don’t approach questions of legality openly and honestly, we’re in more danger. Stamberg: Are you worried about world reaction to an America that might impeach its president? Saecker: No. I worry about world reaction to the kind of America we’ve had in recent years, where there seems to be so much hanky-panky, where we say one thing and support another.

1979: THE KITCHEN SISTERS DAVIA NELSON AND NIKKI SILVA Producers of the duPont-Columbia University Award– winning, NPR series, Hidden Kitchens 1979. There we were in Santa Cruz. The Kitchen Sisters, two local girls doing a live weekly show on the local community radio station, KUSP-FM, sandwiched between the Poetry Hour and Captain McVouty’s Jazz Parade. We were obsessed with doing the oral history of everyone in our region—cowgirls, fishermen, ancient Italian midwives, politicians. If you moved and had a story to tell we wanted you on the show.

48 On August 1, 1977, a sturdy, lively, gray-haired man walked through the front doors and into the lobby of the building on M Street where NPR had its studios and offices. This was Frank Mankiewicz. He was the new president, come to save the day. NPR had established a national audience. Talented reporters were being hired, and the member stations were doing well, many setting up their own first-rate news operations. Music and cultural programs seemed to have a secure future. But in the wide, real world, especially in the politico-media power centers of Washington and New York—NPR hardly mattered.

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