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NPR: The First Forty Years

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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 MagliozziAnd 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 Har

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

4h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:01