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Hard to imagine NPR is only 40 years old! (What did people listen to before then? Static?) This fascinating chronicle of NPR's history features its most famous personalities and a CD full of the very best "driveway moments."
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"Always put the listener first" has been NPR's mantra since its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, NPR's programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week. This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades.

Beyond an entertaining and inspiring tribute to NPR's remarkable history, this book is an intimate look at the news and stories that have shaped our world, from the people who were on the ground and on 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, Paula Poundstone, and many more, this is the perfect book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.

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"This celebration of National Public Radio comes in a snappy magazine style, full of short histories from familiar names. NPR's shaky start was fortified by the devotion of the few staffers working out of a small office in D.C. The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 only included radio because of a push from broadcast veterans at the University of Michigan, but the CPB set aside a paltry 10% of funds for Public Radio. Stories such as these remind us that NPR existed, and exists, as a way for everyday voices to explain the world, rather than the stentorian tones of broadcast news. Sylvia Poggioli, Nina Totenberg, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts (who suggested that NPR attracted so many talented women because salaries were too low for men), and others were on the front lines of war coverage, reporting from Rwanda to Bosnia to Afghanistan; as a former NPR senior foreign editor put it, 'You really never saw a reporting team made up mostly of women.' It's fitting that the women, and the men, who built NPR should be the ones to present this retrospective illustrating just how much they have given us. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades.

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John Bean, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by John Bean)
NPR has been a shining light in our current state of biased 24-hour news broadcasts. It was, continues and will always be a pertinent source of news to Americans.
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Even in the rapidly changing communications world, NPR has been a consistent voice that manages to stay in step with the times without sacrificing quality of writing and broadcasting. This is an incredible look behind the scenes of some of the most significant and memorable programming on the airwaves.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811872539
Subtitle:
The First Forty Years
Author:
Roberts et al., Cokie
Introduction by:
Stamberg, Susan
Introduction:
Stamberg, Susan
Foreword by:
Roberts, Cokie
Foreword:
Roberts, Cokie
Author:
Roberts, Cokie
Author:
Adams, Noah
Author:
NPR
Author:
Stamberg, Susan
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Radio - General
Subject:
Communications-Radio
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101027
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 x 1.25 in 2.36 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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Product details 272 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811872539 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Hard to imagine NPR is only 40 years old! (What did people listen to before then? Static?) This fascinating chronicle of NPR's history features its most famous personalities and a CD full of the very best "driveway moments."

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This celebration of National Public Radio comes in a snappy magazine style, full of short histories from familiar names. NPR's shaky start was fortified by the devotion of the few staffers working out of a small office in D.C. The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 only included radio because of a push from broadcast veterans at the University of Michigan, but the CPB set aside a paltry 10% of funds for Public Radio. Stories such as these remind us that NPR existed, and exists, as a way for everyday voices to explain the world, rather than the stentorian tones of broadcast news. Sylvia Poggioli, Nina Totenberg, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts (who suggested that NPR attracted so many talented women because salaries were too low for men), and others were on the front lines of war coverage, reporting from Rwanda to Bosnia to Afghanistan; as a former NPR senior foreign editor put it, 'You really never saw a reporting team made up mostly of women.' It's fitting that the women, and the men, who built NPR should be the ones to present this retrospective illustrating just how much they have given us. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades.
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