National Public Radio (NPR) has become a major source of news & inspiration for listeners everywhere. It has single-handedly reinvented the art of radio journalism & has become for many listeners the most important medium in their lives. Unlike network celebrities, the NPR staff labors in relative anonymity. This book takes us inside NPR to witness their work; it invites us backstage at NPRs most popular daily & weekend shows as they get ready, often with seconds to spare, to go on the air. It provides revealing portraits of people such as Bob Edwards & Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg & Susan Stamberg.