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National Public Radio

National Public Radio (NPR) is a loosely-organized public radio network in the United States. NPR was created in 1970 following the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act[?] in 1967 (which established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and also led to the creation of the Public Broadcasting System). The network was founded on February 24, 1970, with 90 public radio stations as charter members.

NPR produces and distributes both news and cultural programming; member stations are not required to broadcast all of these programs. Its flagship program is the daily news program All Things Considered[?], which is carried by nearly all NPR affiliates.

Many of its listeners consider it to be at the apex of journalist integrity, while some conservative commentators claim that it has a strong liberal bias and also object to its public funding.

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Programs produced by NPR

News/Public Affairs Programs

NPR produces a morning and afternoon news program, both of which also have weekend editions with different hosts. It also produces hourly news briefs around the clock, and World Radio Network[?], a daily compilation of news reports from international radio news.

Cultural Programming

Programs Distributed by NPR

Popular shows distributed by NPR include Terry Gross[?]'s interview show Fresh Air and WBUR[?]'s Car Talk, starring Click and Clack, the Magliazzi Brothers.

The other national distributor of public radio programs is Public Radio International[?].

See also BBC Radio.


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