Listening to America: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Nation As Told to National Public Radio by Linda Wertheimer, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Listening to America: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Nation As Told to National Public Radio

Listening to America: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Nation As Told to National Public Radio

by Linda Wertheimer
     
 
No one listens to American better than National Public Radio, and for 25 years NPR has broadcast an ongoing conversation about the boisterous life of our nation. Now, veteran NPR host Linda Wertheimer selects and provides commentary on the highlights of that conversation. The result is a fresh, lively portrait of America's recent history. Includes remarkable pieces by

Overview

No one listens to American better than National Public Radio, and for 25 years NPR has broadcast an ongoing conversation about the boisterous life of our nation. Now, veteran NPR host Linda Wertheimer selects and provides commentary on the highlights of that conversation. The result is a fresh, lively portrait of America's recent history. Includes remarkable pieces by Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg, Daniel Schorr, and Wertheimer. of photos.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though transcripts can't convey the immediacy of radio, this selection from NPR's news programs should engage fans. Proceeding chronologically from NPR's maiden news show in 1971, news veteran Wertheimer has selected an eclectic set of stories, many covering the major events of the years (elections, disasters, world turmoil), others reporting on the culture (interviews with author Norman MacLean and Jack Kevorkian). NPR's strengths emerge clearly: it is literate and a forum for thoughtful callers and has a rich array of commentators. Exploring such issues as AIDS, the isolated underclass and the debate about exposing philandering politicians, these stories exhibit the depth that shows why NPR's news operation garners accolades. (May)
Booknews
Extracts from major news stories and interviews on National Public Radio, 1971 to 1994. Among them are Watergate and Nixon's resignation, the end of the Vietnam War, Three Mile Island, Mount Saint Helens, the first recognition of AIDS, The Challenger explosion, the collapse of the Soviet Union, majority rule in South Africa, elections along the way, various well known personalities, and landmarks in public radio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395706978
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.61(d)

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