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I love, love, love NPR It s my primary news source and I have great respect for the staff and the excellent, fairly balanced work they do This book told the fascinating history of NPR, which debuted in the early 1970s I read this book on my Kindle and it most definitely was not meant to be read on a Kindle The layout was awful, with headlines wrapping around to the next sentence and the next page breaking words in half , using different unappealing typefaces in different sizes The photos w I love, love, love NPR It s my primary news source and I have great respect for the staff and the excellent, fairly balanced work they do This book told the fascinating history of NPR, which debuted in the early 1970s I read this book on my Kindle and it most definitely was not meant to be read on a Kindle The layout was awful, with headlines wrapping around to the next sentence and the next page breaking words in half , using different unappealing typefaces in different sizes The photos were so tiny, I would need a magnifying glass to see them The book featured essays by NPR reporters but quite often, I wasn t sure who was reporting the story I was reading They also included some people and didn t include others For example, they included the story of Bob Edwards sudden replacement, which angered many people, but then other than a brief mention of what happened, they don t go into detail about why Juan Williams was terminated I know Diane Rehm s show isn t officially produced by NPR, although it s broadcast on NPR, but they mention other shows not produced by NPR, but are part of NPR s schedule, such as Car Talk or This American Life How could they have left out Diane Rehm Or Terry Gross I m sure they had their reasons, but they re such big names, they seemed like major omissions to me But, the creation and history of NPR is fascinating Many of the founders, or early reporters for NPR, are still there today When NPR was started up, a conscious decision was made to include as many female as male reporters That s still evident today This book was somewhat of a disappointment to me, so I think I will try listening to some of the NPR audio books That is, after all, their medium While I loved everything in this book, my main complaint is that there isn t enough of it It s the entire history of NPR compressed into less than 275 pages filled with photos and other graphics This all is organized well and looks terrific, but I felt like I was reading a Wikipedia article about the history of NPR a well written one, to be sure, but it was terribly brief nonetheless I want to be clear everything about this book is awesome There s just not enough of it. I ve been an NPR fan for all of my adult life,so reading this book felt like getting in touch with a lot of old friends It was great to see the faces, hear the voices, be told the back stories behind many shows, learn about the successes and failures, how the programs are put together, how technology has profoundly changed radio, how reporters have put their lives on the line in war torn countries An amazing book As a bonus, there was a CD of a few clips from the past 40 years I do wish the I ve been an NPR fan for all of my adult life,so reading this book felt like getting in touch with a lot of old friends It was great to see the faces, hear the voices, be told the back stories behind many shows, learn about the successes and failures, how the programs are put together, how technology has profoundly changed radio, how reporters have put their lives on the line in war torn countries An amazing book As a bonus, there was a CD of a few clips from the past 40 years I do wish the CD was much longer This is pretty much the autobiography of National Public Radio It is really a collection of short memoirs from many NPR employees along with a few transcripts from broadcasts The most interesting parts to me were those covering the time period before I ever began to listen The stories from days of splicing together tape seconds before it went on air give interesting, behind the scenes views of life in the early days of NPR I liked reading about the birth and evolution of All Songs Considered This is pretty much the autobiography of National Public Radio It is really a collection of short memoirs from many NPR employees along with a few transcripts from broadcasts The most interesting parts to me were those covering the time period before I ever began to listen The stories from days of splicing together tape seconds before it went on air give interesting, behind the scenes views of life in the early days of NPR I liked reading about the birth and evolution of All Songs Considered as well [ Read Pdf ] ☩ This Is NPR: The First Forty Years ☩ Always put the listener first has been NPR s mantra since its inception inNow celebrating its th anniversary, NPR s programming attracts overmillion listeners every week This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR s storied history, featuring dozens of behind the scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who s who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades Beyond an entertaining and inspiring tribute to NPR s remarkable history, this book is an intimate look at the news and stories that have shaped our world, from the people who were on the ground and on the air With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, PJ O Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, Paula Poundstone, and many , this is the perfect book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee Come for the photos of NPR stars when they were young, stay for some interesting behind the scenes anecdotes. Good, in a I m an NPR nerd and enjoyed the different perspective on historical events from the last 40 years Definitely one from which I was easily distracted, though. 40 years of US history, through the lens of NPR. An excellent look at an excellent news outfit I m a fan of the book and NPR. To preface this, this is a review of the audio recordings This was hard to rate It was a confusing mix of emotions, and a crazy run through history, almost like a radio recorded forest gump tale Parts of it were small, seemingly meaningless however I think those quiet moments of joy, those moments of tender laughter, were important to give weight to the heaviness of some of the other content The front line account of the war protests in the 70s were very disturbing The accounts of the chal To preface this, this is a review of the audio recordings This was hard to rate It was a confusing mix of emotions, and a crazy run through history, almost like a radio recorded forest gump tale Parts of it were small, seemingly meaningless however I think those quiet moments of joy, those moments of tender laughter, were important to give weight to the heaviness of some of the other content The front line account of the war protests in the 70s were very disturbing The accounts of the challenger disaster were disheartening The most moving, probably the accounts of war torn Rwanda, brought me to tears But there was hope in the midst of all this too hope from the Velvet revolution in Prague Hope in the peace that has come to the Balkans Hope even for people in the Sudan and Afghanistan I think this time capsule of our modern history is important, and while I think they could have gone a little deeper into some topics I was surprised the 9 11 story felt almost abrupt I cannot say this was not good when my main complaint was that it left me wanting