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National Public Radio, Inc.

AKA  NPR
Washington, DC
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Basic Organization Information

National Public Radio, Inc.
Also Known As: NPR
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20002 
EIN: 52-0907625
Web URL: www.npr.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A30 Media, Communications Organizations
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A34 Radio
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Ruling Year: 1971 


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Mission Statement

NPR's mission is to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public-one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, NPR produces, acquires and distributes programming that meets the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. Our vision is to serve the public as the leading provider of high quality news, information and cultural programming worldwide.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, October 2011)

Fiscal Year Starting: October 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

Total Revenue $190,468,098
Total Expenses $191,204,567

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Gary E. Knell

Profile:

He became CEO of Sesame Workshop – a collaborative, multimedia organization that maximizes the educational power of media to help children and families reach their highest potential – in 2000. He first joined Sesame in 1989, and became COO in 1998. During his tenure, the organization has expanded its revenue base, audience and global recognition. Knell also has been instrumental in focusing the organization on Sesame Street's worldwide mission, including the creation of groundbreaking co-productions in South Africa, India, Northern Ireland and Egypt. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Knell was managing director of Manager Media International, a print and multimedia publishing company based in Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He has also served as senior vice president and general counsel at WNET/Channel 13 in New York, was counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Governmental Affairs Committees in Washington, D.C. and worked in the California State Legislature and Governor's Office.

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Programs

Program: Morning Edition (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Public radio’s most listened-to program seeks to take listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge, and occasionally amuse. The two-hour program is now in its third decade. It is fed to stations across a 7 hour period and is updated constantly to keep the news timely and fresh. Hosted by Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renée Montagne from NPR West in Culver City, California.

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Program: All Things Considered (GuideStar Exchange,
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Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of insightful news mixed with commentary and interviews, as well as special—sometimes quirky—features. The afternoon program is the second-most listened-to public radio program and is fed to stations across a six hour period. Like Morning Edition, it is updated often. A one-hour weekend edition of the program airs on both Saturday and Sunday, and is hosted by Guy Raz.

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Program: Weekend Edition (GuideStar Exchange,
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Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday — These programs wrap up the week’s news and offer a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including the arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. These two-hour programs are hosted on Saturday by Scott Simon and on Sunday by Liane Hansen.

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Program: Talk of the Nation (GuideStar Exchange,
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Guests, contributors, and listeners explore today’s compelling issues – from breaking news, science, and education to religion and the arts. Hosted by Neal Conan Monday through Thursday. Talk of the Nation Science Friday airs Friday, focusing on news and issues about the world of science and technology, and is hosted by Ira Flatow.

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Program: Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! (GuideStar Exchange,
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An irreverent, oddly informative weekend quiz show in which panelists and call-in listeners test their wits against a series of games pertaining to recent newsworthy events. Hosted by Peter Sagal and featuring Carl Kasell as official judge and scorekeeper. The one-hour weekly show is recorded live each week at the Bank One Plaza in Chicago or on the road in cities across the country and is produced in partnership with WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio.

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This station has a broad and deep range of product, a sensitivity to its public, and a true national reach. Researcher and Faculty
NPR has demonstrated success in providing news, information, and cultural content for which audiences will pay. Its model suggests what the future of the news industry might be, as demonstrated through its high-quality content, extended offerings, and fundraising models. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

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They are outstanding at getting science out to a wide audience through Science Friday and other programs. Researcher and Faculty
Their strengths are leadership and their PRODUCT. Researcher and Faculty
Every great journalist today seems to be jumping ship for a spot at NPR. This will continue to provide for exceptional content. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

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They could improve their financial support and keeping their position in the market. Researcher and Faculty
NPR may rest on the laurels of its considerable Kroc endowment; continued expansion into mission-appropriate areas of production and delivery should be made, despite the risk. Also, NPR needs to find a way to build community through cooperation with its member stations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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