This Is NPR: The First Forty Years

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"Always put the listener first" has been NPR's mantra since its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, NPR's programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week.

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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, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, Paula Poundstone, and many more, this is the perfect book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.

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Author Susan Stamberg / Noah Adams / John Ydstie / Renee Montagne / Ari Shapiro / David Folkenflik / Cokie Roberts
Publisher Chronicle Books
Page Count 256pp
Publication Size 7.25 x 9.25
Publication Notes hardcover, 100 color images & photographs, jacketed hardcover with audio CD
Publication Date October 2010
ISBN 978-0811872539

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