NPR: The First Forty Years by NPR audiobook

NPR: The First Forty Years

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4.88 Hours Unabridged
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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. 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

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Summary

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.


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

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NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 4.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English