This is NPR: The First Forty Years
Funny, moving, and comprehensive, this beautiful volume is the ultimate gift for the NPR fan, packed with transcripts, photos, and contributions from the most famous and beloved contributors from throughout the organization's 40-year history. The chapters, organized by decade, are wirtten by some of the most beloved NPR hosts: Foreword - Cokie Roberts Introduction - Susan Stamberg 1970's - Noah Adams 1980's - John Ydstie 1990's - Renee Montagne 2000's - Ari Shapiro Epilogue: David Folkenflik Sidebar material appreas throughout the book froma who's who of NPR corespondants and guest contributors: Steve Inskeep, Peter Sagal, Ira Glass, David Sedaris, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, PJ O'Rourke, Silvia Poggioli, Paula Poundstone, Daniel Schorr, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, and many more. The book will also include an audio CD of the 'best of' show excerpts and stories featured in the book.
Since it's first broadcast in 1970, NPR and its contributors have been honored with over 600 awards in broadcasting, including the Edward R. Murray Award, the Peabody Award, and much more. The mission of NPR is to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public - one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, we produce, acquire, and distribute programming that meets the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression; we represent our members in matters of their mutual interest; and we provide satellite interconnection for the entire public radio system. The main text of the chapters in the book are authored by the following NPR hosts: Foreword by Cokie Roberts Introduction by Susan Stamberg The 1970s by Noah Adams The 1980s by John Ydstie The 1990s by Renee Montagne The 2000s by Ari Shapiro Epilogue: The Future of NPR by David Folkenflik