Feb 13, 2006

A warm reception among critics at the Berlin International Film Festival has made the film realization of A Prairie Home Companion a contender for a prestigious award, reports the Guardian.
"With [Bill] Marimow taking over as vice president of news this week, the print guys may have completed their takeover" of NPR, writes Harry Jaffe in the Washingtonian.
Newsman Dan Rather will be on hand today in Marfa, Texas, to help launch KRTS-FM, a new public radio station serving the small town and its sparsely populated surroundings. "There's probably a big part of the population here that has never heard of NPR," says a resident in the New York Times. (More coverage in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.)
NPR will soon start broadcasting to Berlin on a frequency recently vacated by Voice of America. It's the first station the network has ever operated on its own. Never fear, Berliners: there will be no pledge drives.