National Public Radio
National Public Radio (NPR) is a free media org. It's a nat. syndicator to a lot of pub. radio stations in the U.S. It began in '70. This was after the Public Broadcasting Act was passed in '67. This act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. NPR produces/spreads news & cultural programming. Most public radio stations broadcast some NPR programs. NPR is very popular. In '05, NPR was voted the most trusted news source in the U.S.
NPR makes a 5 min. newscast that plays at the top of every hour. During some shows, it has a shorter newscast that plays at the bottom of some hours.
- Morning Edition, NPR's big morning news show
- Weekend Edition, the weekend ver. of Morning Edition
- All Things Considered, NPR's big afternoon news show
- Weekend All Things Considered
- Talk of the Nation, NPR's news call-in show
- Science Friday, the Friday Talk of the Nation, which's all about science
- Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, a weekend news quiz show
- All Songs Considered, a music podcast
- Thistle and Shamrock, a Celtic music show
The following shows are produced by other people & distributed by NPR
NPR and the Gettysburg AddressEdit
William R. Rathvon is the only known eyewitness of the Gettysburg Address to have left an audio recording of what he remembered. 1 year before he died in '39, Rathvon's remarks were rec. at Feb 12, '38. It incl. his reading the address itself. The title of the rec. was "I Heard Lincoln That Day - William R. Rathvon, TR Productions". NPR found a copy during a "Quest for Sound" project in '99. NPR allows people to hear the rec. around Lincoln's birthday.
- "How NPR Works: NPR's Mission Statement". NPR. Retrieved 2007-06-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Eggerton, John (2005-11-10). "Survey Says: Noncom News Most Trusted". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2006-10-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Gettysburg Eyewitness - Lost and Found Sound: The Boy Who Heard Lincoln". NPR. Retrieved 2009-09-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "21 Minute audio recording of William R. Rathvon's audio recollections of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address recorded in 1938". NPR. Retrieved 2009-09-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "6 min. version. SMIL file format". NPR. Retrieved 2009-09-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)