|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
This celebration of National Public Radio comes in a snappy magazine style, full of short histories from familiar names. NPR's shaky start was fortified by the devotion of the few staffers working out of a small office in D.C. The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 only included radio because of a push from broadcast veterans at the University of Michigan, but the CPB set aside a paltry 10% of funds for Public Radio. Stories such as these remind us that NPR existed, and exists, as a way for everyday voices to explain the world, rather than the stentorian tones of broadcast news. Sylvia Poggioli, Nina Totenberg, Renee Montagne, Cokie Roberts (who suggested that NPR attracted so many talented women because salaries were too low for men), and others were on the front lines of war coverage, reporting from Rwanda to Bosnia to Afghanistan; as a former NPR senior foreign editor put it, "You really never saw a reporting team made up mostly of women." It's fitting that the women, and the men, who built NPR should be the ones to present this retrospective illustrating just how much they have given us.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"...a beautifully designed anthology of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting...we couldn't recommend it more." -Brain Pickings
Selected as one of "Top 5 Books of 2010." - Cool Hunting
"If you're a fan of NPR, you need to own this book!" - Portland Book Review
I bought this for my grandpa who is an avid npr listener. He really enjoyed the book and learning more about the history.Published 8 months ago by Alissa
Overall, this is a great product, due to its nice flow. I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a great book recommended from the NPR Reading List.Published 20 months ago by Anonymous
I love to order books from Amazon. This is a Christmas gift and was waiting on me in my mailbox when I came off the road this week.Published 20 months ago by Steve David Thornton
This book is as vapid as NPR's so-called news shows. Never has a broadcasting company spent so much time patting itself on the back for being, in its words, "a national treasure. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by John