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Per Deadline, Donald Sutherland has signed on to a comedy pilot at Fox set in the rollicking world of NPR. While it’s purportedly a pilot focused on a father-son relationship, we’re sure the setting will have some impact upon the plotlines, especially since Fox’s Read More
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There’s the old expression “face for radio,” and then there’s this.
Rookie editor Tavi Gevinson played NPR’s jokey news quiz show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me this weekend. During the pre-game banter, host Peter Sagal laid into some informed teasing about Ms. Gevinson’s nostalgia for culture that predates her existence, which she took like a champ.
In return she provided Mr. Sagal some tips for talking to his Tavi-aged daughters.
The Authors Guild was honoring NPR’s Fresh Air interviewess Terry Gross with a prize–just after Ms. Gross’s network had come under attack by a Republican House of Representatives, which threatened to cut NPR’s funding.
Garrison Keillor, Ms. Gross’s fellow NPR contributor, wasn’t overly concerned about the war over NPR. “It was a skirmish. There’ll be Read More
The Peabody Awards–so much more staid and trustworthy than those flashy Emmys!–announced the recipients of their prizes for excellence in media this morning, and the list is deliriously familiar, if worthy: PBS’ Great Performances, American Masters, and American Experience, C-SPAN’s online library, HBO’s The Pacific. All very worthy recipients! But the more lowbrow Read More
State Budget: Cuomo links property tax cap with rent regulations. [Thomas Kaplan]
State Budget: Koch’s call for a Legislative Budget Office moves forward. [Liz Benjamin]
Public Cuomo: “[T]he governor twice tugged on the back of Senate Minority Leader John Sampson’s suit jacket as the senator gave opening remarks.” [Michael Read More
Courtesy of Anthony Weiner, the latest Democrat to make public broadcasting a Democratic cause. Read More
DCCC Chairman, Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island, helps make National Public Radio a Democratic cause, with this fund-raising email a moment ago:
Now the Republicans want to control the news. In fact, House Republicans announced a vote for TOMORROW to cut all federal funding for National Public Radio.
The GOP’s latest misguided priority Read More
“When I bring a guy home, he has to measure up to Kai Ryssdal,” said the brunette. “The only guy close on NPR is Jad from Radiolab.”
“When Kai Ryssdal talks about money–oh, Jesus!” said the blonde, of the host of Marketplace. She mimed a swoon.
“Kai’s gotten me through a lot,” said the brunette. Read More
Syracuse’s oft-quoted “Professor of Culture” Robert Thompson weighed in on MTV’s Skins controversy this morning on NPR, saying the last word we’ll ever need to hear on the subject. Thompson, whose official title is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, is notorious for Read More