This Is NPR

This Is NPR

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780811872539
Branch Call Number: 384.54 THIS
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Roberts, Cokie
Alternative Title: This is National Public Radio


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Dec 17, 2013

Let's just follow the money, for a change: PRI, major content provider to NPR, along with PBS, Frontline and The Takeaway show, are owned by the WGBH Educational Foundation out of Boston which, since 2008, is 93% financed by the Koch brothers.
Chicago Public Media is financed by Baird & Warner, the oldest independent real estate firm in the country.
American Public Media, which does that business segment featured on NPR, is owned by Greenspring Company [unclear still as to who financed them originally] since 1987. American Public Media Group is the non-profit HOLDING company, while its subsidiary is Greenspring Company, a reverse ownership scam, not all that uncommon.
Roger Vickers long appeared on PBS as a fellow at CSIS, next Vickers is the most powerful man in the intelligence community, the Undersecretary for Defense Intelligence [the NSA, DIA, NGO, NGA, Defense Clandestine Service, et cetera, reports to him]
Beschloss, long the so-called presidential scholar who appears on PBS, has a wife who was at the World Bank, awarded funds to the Carlyle Group, then joined the Carlyle Group to manage those funds, then started up her own hedge fund - - wonder where her investments came from?
[Just before the 50th anniversary of the murder of President Kennedy, NPR ran this show with a reporter from South Carolina [if I recall correctly], retiring from his column, The Rambler, who claimed to have met a former Navy lady, who served on a rifle range in the 1950s, where she claimed to have observed Lee Oswald practising every week. Absurd, since no one else who knew Lee ever heard of such a thing, and the US military didn't allow women on the rifle ranges back then?!?!?!?!?] Typical NPR misinformation!


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