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NPR: The First Forty Years (CD-Audio)

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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.

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, NPR’s 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.

    Praise For…


    “This is nowhere near ALL the best work produced for NPR over the last 40 years, but it reminds us of what they do best: tickle our funny bones one minute and move us to tears the next.”
          —AudioFile


    “A must for NPR fans and history lovers.”
          —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781615731039
    ISBN-10: 1615731032
    Publisher: HighBridge Company
    Publication Date: October 20th, 2010
    Language: English