National Public Radio's 20-year-old evening news show has never been more popular. Celebrated, treasured, and supported by listeners for its in-depth, varied, and personable coverage, "All Things Considered" is a marvelously successful collaboration of anchors, producers, foreign correspondents, editorial assistants, and interviewees. Host Noah Adams brings us an insider's view of the action in a day-by-day account of one year's worth of shows. And what a year June_ 1989 through June_ 1990 was! Adams describes coverage of the violence in Tiananmen Square, the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, and the release of Nelson Mandela, to name just a few of the world-changing events he and his team scrambled to interpret and report on. Along with the big news stories are daily interviews with writers, musicians, and filmmakers; the search for "enders," lighthearted feature stories; and the logistics of securing translators, international phone hookups, and travel arrangements everywhere from Kansas to Bucharest. Adams writes about listener mail, editorial decisions, and his fondness for dogs and good, down-home food. Anecdotes, excerpts from interviews, and, most of all, profiles of people at the station and at-large enliven this compelling, impressive chronicle of a year on radio and a year of life. According to Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams has the "most genuine, uncontrived voice in broadcasting." He's not bad in print, either.