This is NPR is a chronicle of NPR history as told by the insiders who were there. Written by notable NPR personalities like Ari Shapiro, Noah Adams and more, this volume is a behind the scenes look at what has gone into the making of NPR over the past 40 years. Full of beautiful photographs, personal anecdotes and transcripts, This is NPR and its accompanying audio CD offers readers the first-ever glimpse into some of NPR’s favorite memories from the people who created them.
"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. 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.