National Public Radio

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National Public Radio (NPR) is a free media org. It's a national syndicator to a lot of public radio stations in the U.S.[1] It began in '70. This was after the Public Broadcasting Act was passed in '67. This act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. NPR produces/spreads news & cultural programming. Most public radio stations broadcast some NPR programs. NPR is very popular. In '05, NPR was voted the most trusted news source in the U.S.[2]

NPR makes a 5 min. newscast that plays at the top of every hour. During some shows, it has a shorter newscast that plays at the bottom of some hours.

Shows[change | change source]

The following shows are made by NPR in their studios in Washington, D.C. & L.A.:

  • Morning Edition, NPR's big morning news show
    • Weekend Edition, the weekend ver. of Morning Edition
  • All Things Considered, NPR's big afternoon news show
    • Weekend All Things Considered
  • Talk of the Nation, NPR's news call-in show
    • Science Friday, the Friday Talk of the Nation, which's all about science
  • Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, a weekend news quiz show
  • All Songs Considered, a music podcast
  • Thistle and Shamrock, a Celtic music show

The following shows are produced by other people & distributed by NPR

  • Car Talk, a weekly call-in show about auto repair
  • Fresh Air, a talk show feat. interviews w/ celebs & entertainment reviews
  • Latino USA, a weekly 30 min. show 'bout Latino issues
  • On the Media, a weekly show 'bout journalism, the Internet & free speech

NPR and the Gettysburg Address[change | change source]

William R. Rathvon is the only known eyewitness of the Gettysburg Address to have left an audio recording of what he remembered.[3] 1 year before he died in '39, Rathvon's remarks were rec. at Feb 12, '38. It incl. his reading the address itself. The title of the rec. was "I Heard Lincoln That Day - William R. Rathvon, TR Productions". NPR found a copy during a "Quest for Sound" project in '99.[4][5] NPR allows people to hear the rec. around Lincoln's birthday.

References[change | change source]

  1. "How NPR Works: NPR's Mission Statement". NPR. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
  2. Eggerton, John (2005-11-10). "Survey Says: Noncom News Most Trusted". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2006-10-02.
  3. "Gettysburg Eyewitness - Lost and Found Sound: The Boy Who Heard Lincoln". NPR. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  4. "21 Minute audio recording of William R. Rathvon's audio recollections of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address recorded in 1938". NPR. Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  5. "6 min. version. SMIL file format". NPR. Retrieved 2009-09-07.

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