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NPR: The First 40 Years


NPR: The First 40 Years


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  • NPR: The First Forty Years is a 4- CD compilation of some of the most memorable moments from 40 years of news, culture, conversation and commentary. The collection features classic broadcast moments such as Susan Stamberg and Ira Flatow venturing into a dark closet, live on-air, to determine whether Wint-O-Green Lifesavers really give off sparks. Their unscripted experiment is a shining example of the innovative reporting that has endeared Americans to NPR for the past 40 years.

    This new collection highlights the best moments from the first 40 years of NPR. Included are exclusive commentaries and reflections from Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, Scott Simon, Daniel Schorr, Noah Adams, Cokie Roberts and David Sedaris. Historical moments of every kind, from the fall of Saigon to a bit of chat with Dame Edna. Drawn from NPR’s vast archive, these selections are among the finest in journalism and provide an experience that enriches the spirit and touches the heart.


    • Host Noah Adams reflects on the fall of Saigon, with emotional remembrances from people who left, and those who stayed behind.
    • Baseball legend and Morning Edition commentator Red Barber.
    • Special moments from Car Talk, Fresh Air, Planet Money, StoryCorps, and other recurring features.
    • And much, much more!

  • ISBN-13:9781615731039

    Format: CD

    Publisher: HighBridge Company

    Publication date:10/20/2010

    Unabridged, 5 hours 

    4 hours on 4 CDs