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NPR was created in 1970, three years after Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Signing the act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, We in America have an appetite for excellence . . . we want most of all to enrich man's spirit. Today NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming.

This new collection highlights the best moments from the first 40 years of NPR: exclusive commentaries and reflections from Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, Scott Simon, Daniel Schorr, Noah Adams, Cokie Roberts, David Sedaris, and others; historical moments of every kind, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to a surprise visit from the Cookie Monster; Pulitzer- and Peabody-Award-winning productions; and more. Drawn from NPR's vast archive, these selections are among the finest in journalism-excellence that enriches the spirit and touches the heart.

Featuring

Goodbye Saigon Host Noah Adams reflects on the fall of Saigon, with emotional remembrances from people who left, and those who stayed behind. Barack Obama's 1994 Commentary for All Things Considered in reaction to Charles Murray's controversial book The Bell Curve. Young Vietnam vet John Kerry's 1971 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Baseball legend and Morning Edition commentator Red Barber. Special moments from This I Believe, StoryCorps, Planet Money, and other recurring features. And much, much more

Review:

"Representing the best of NPR storytelling and reporting, this time capsule of public radio's first 40 years revisits broadcasting highlights and memorable moments from recent history, political events to fashion trends. Including clips and introductions from the likes of Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, and Guy Raz, the collection is both a history of NPR — listeners will discern the changing broadcast quality over the years — and a de facto world history with stories from the Vietnam protests to a blow-by-blow of September 11. Among the high points are Scott Simon's driving lesson with Car Talk's Click and Clack, listener reactions to President Nixon's resignation, Nina Totenberg breaking the Clarence Thomas sexual harassment story, Chris Rock reflecting on his career and the racism he's endured, and This American Life's groundbreaking and prescient reporting on the financial crisis, 'The Giant Pool of Money.' A must for NPR fans and history lovers. A Chronicle hardcover. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

A celebration of this anniversary milestone, featuring both new content and some of the most historic and iconic moments in NPR's first forty years on air.

Synopsis:

NPR was created in 1970, three years after Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Signing the act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "We in America have an appetite for excellence . . . we want most of all to enrich man's spirit." Today NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming.

From the turmoil of the Vietnam era to a delightful visit with the riotously funny Dame Edna Everage, join hosts Susan Stamberg (1970s), Noah Adams (1980s), Renee Montagne (1990s), and Guy Raz (2000s) for an unforgettable journey through the first forty years of NPR. This commemorative collection overflows with thought-provoking commentaries, award-winning journalism and humor from the public radio programs that have become an essential part of our lives: All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Tell Me More, Fresh Air and much more.

FEATURING:

  • David Sedaris
  • Chris Rock
  • Dame Edna
  • Terry Gross
  • Little Richard
  • Red Barber
  • Ira Glass
  • Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi
  • And many more.

    About the Author

    Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

    Table of Contents

    1970s
  • Introduction by Susan Stamberg
  • May Day Demonstration in Washington Against the Vietnam War
  • Life Savers® Give Off Sparks
  • Special Coverage of President Nixon's Resignation
  • Nazi Demonstration at Marquette Park
  • Robert Krulwich and the $5 Bill
  • Aftermath of Three Mile Island
  • John Henry Faulk on the Bicentennial
  • Pickle Ranch: Family Run
  • Life at the South Pole
  • Sunset
  • 1980s

  • Introduction by Noah Adams
  • Watching a Solar Eclipse with Your Head in a Box
  • Revolution in Prague
  • Fridays with Red: A Retrospective
  • Miniskirt: Fashion Industry Mistake
  • Little Richard, the Quasar of Rock
  • Yuppie Anguish: A Concept for the 80's
  • Jim Crow: Blacks Survived with Dignity
  • Challenger Disaster
  • Roger Boisjoly, Morton Thiokol Engineer
  • Goodbye, Saigon
  • 1990s

  • Introduction by Renée Montagne
  • Driving Lesson with Click and Clack
  • Clarence Thomas Accused of Sexual Harassment
  • Prom Night
  • Dorothy West and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Rwanda Carnage Claims Over 500,000 Lives
  • President Clinton Interview
  • Objects of Affection
  • Chris Rock Interview
  • Adolescence in War-Torn Bosnia
  • Santaland Diaries
  • 2000s

  • Introduction by Guy Raz
  • Planet Money: Giant Pool of Money
  • A Bit of a Chat with Dame Edna
  • Change Has Come
  • Vernon Jordan on Politics, Obama and Civil Rights
  • September 11, 2001
  • StoryCorps: Wives, Daughters, Mothers
  • War Update: View from Baghdad
  • Katrina: The Chertoff Interview
  • Stuck and Suicidal in Post-Katrina Trailer Park
  • April Fool's: New England Suffers Maple Woes
  • Couple Frantic to Find Loved Ones in Rubble
  • Safety, Prosperity Return to Afghan Village
  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781615731039
    Author:
    Npr
    Publisher:
    Highbridge Company
    Manufactured by:
    NPR
    Manufactured:
    NPR
    Author:
    NPR
    Subject:
    Radio - General
    Subject:
    Radio - History & Criticism
    Subject:
    Communications-Radio
    Edition Description:
    Original radio broadcast; 5 hours on 4 CDs
    Publication Date:
    20101031
    Binding:
    COMPACT DISC
    Language:
    English
    Dimensions:
    5.88 x 5.06 x 0.63 in 0.38 lb

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    "Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Representing the best of NPR storytelling and reporting, this time capsule of public radio's first 40 years revisits broadcasting highlights and memorable moments from recent history, political events to fashion trends. Including clips and introductions from the likes of Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, and Guy Raz, the collection is both a history of NPR — listeners will discern the changing broadcast quality over the years — and a de facto world history with stories from the Vietnam protests to a blow-by-blow of September 11. Among the high points are Scott Simon's driving lesson with Car Talk's Click and Clack, listener reactions to President Nixon's resignation, Nina Totenberg breaking the Clarence Thomas sexual harassment story, Chris Rock reflecting on his career and the racism he's endured, and This American Life's groundbreaking and prescient reporting on the financial crisis, 'The Giant Pool of Money.' A must for NPR fans and history lovers. A Chronicle hardcover. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
    "Synopsis" by , A celebration of this anniversary milestone, featuring both new content and some of the most historic and iconic moments in NPR's first forty years on air.
    "Synopsis" by ,
    NPR was created in 1970, three years after Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Signing the act into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "We in America have an appetite for excellence . . . we want most of all to enrich man's spirit." Today NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming.

    From the turmoil of the Vietnam era to a delightful visit with the riotously funny Dame Edna Everage, join hosts Susan Stamberg (1970s), Noah Adams (1980s), Renee Montagne (1990s), and Guy Raz (2000s) for an unforgettable journey through the first forty years of NPR. This commemorative collection overflows with thought-provoking commentaries, award-winning journalism and humor from the public radio programs that have become an essential part of our lives: All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Tell Me More, Fresh Air and much more.

    FEATURING:

  • David Sedaris
  • Chris Rock
  • Dame Edna
  • Terry Gross
  • Little Richard
  • Red Barber
  • Ira Glass
  • Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi
  • And many more.

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