Feb 8, 2006
NPR reports on a Class D high-school station in Massachusetts trying to protect its license from takeover by a California religiocaster.
Posted by Mike at 4:54 PM
This American Life's deal to produce a TV show requires the show's relocation to New York, reports the Chicago Reader — a change host Ira Glass says won't matter much. "I work 70 hours a week. Sometimes it feels like I'd be doing the same program if I lived on the space shuttle."
Posted by Mike at 4:44 PM
NPR has named Bill Marimow v.p. of news. Marimow joined the network in May 2004 as managing editor and recently served as acting news veep after the departure of Bruce Drake. His long career in journalism has included tenures at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Baltimore Sun.
Posted by Mike at 3:58 PM
Al Lewis, who played Grandpa Munster on television's The Munsters and hosted a show on Pacifica's WBAI-FM in New York, died Friday at the age of 82, reports USA Today. Monday's Democracy Now featured an excerpt of a 1997 interview with Lewis. NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu also contributed a remembrance.
Posted by Mike at 3:16 PM
Bill Marimow, v.p. of NPR News, explains why the network has not posted on its website the European cartoon that has offended Muslims around the world: "[T]he cartoon is so highly offensive to millions of Muslims that it's preferable to describe it in words rather than posting it on the Web." NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin sides with Marimow.
Posted by Mike at 11:02 AM