By David Folkenflik, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts, Ari Shapiro, Susan Stamberg, John Ydstie
Constantly placed the listener first has been NPR's mantra considering its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its fortieth anniversary, NPR's programming draws over 27 million listeners per week. This superbly designed quantity chronicles NPR's storied historical past, that includes dozens of behind-the-scenes pictures, essays and unique reporting by way of a who's who of NPR employees and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the main memorable programming during the many years. past an unique and encouraging tribute to NPR's impressive background, this ebook is an intimate examine the inside track and tales that experience formed our international, from the folks who have been at the flooring and at 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, and lots of extra, this can be the suitable e-book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.
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3 Lily’s father seemed satisfied with Burr’s report, but Selma Bowditch kept up the attack. ”4 To the man who had been instrumental in getting him the Associated Press job, Dr. Andrew D. S. with all its noble, just and great institutions, [had] been created for the sole purpose of putting things right in this world and they do not doubt but Mr. ” Though his daily work was interesting it often left him exhausted. 5 In November Hendrik Willem wrote Burr with good news on both the professional and private level.
6 In February 1909 Hendrik Willem penned in his diary that life was so uneventful and calm that there was hardly anything worthwhile to write about. The next few entries mention that at age twenty-seven he already weighed 219 pounds; that a Holland Club had been founded in Munich for which Hendrik Willem served as secretary (he was very skeptical about its chance of success); and—the last entry of this diary, on 1 April—that the first Zeppelin on its maiden flight had visited Munich, an event that the Associated Press had asked Hendrik Willem to cover.
When Americans in their enthusiasm talked about “the Russian Revolution and the Dawn of Russian Freedom,” Hendrik Willem thought this was as beautiful as it was untrue. Of course there had been some revolution, but the movement lacked organization. ”20 Van Loon wrote a six-page letter to his father-in-law about the situation of the Jews in Russia and Poland. ” As for Poland, the majority of Jews there was equally “miserably poor and accordingly educated,” but worst of all, he thought, most of them were never polonized: they hardly ever used the Polish language and did not feel to be a Pole.
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years by David Folkenflik, Noah Adams, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts, Ari Shapiro, Susan Stamberg, John Ydstie