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All Things Considered


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Genre News: analysis, commentary, features, interviews, specials
Running time 135 min. weekdays;
50 min. weekends
Country Flag of the United States United States
Home station National Public Radio
Host(s) Robert Siegel
Michele Norris
Melissa Block
Andrea Seabrook
Creator(s) Robert Conley
Air dates May 3, 1971present
Website www.npr.org/programs/atc/
Podcast feed  Podcast / RSS feed

All Things Considered (ATC) is a news radio program in the United States, broadcast on the National Public Radio network. It was the first news program on the network, and is broadcast live worldwide through several outlets.[1] For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... NPR redirects here. ... Robert Siegel is an American radio journalist. ... Michele Norris is an American radio journalist and current host of the National Public Radio evening news broadcast All Things Considered. ... Melissa Block Melissa Block is a host of NPRs All Things Considered. ... Andrea Seabrook is an American radio journalist for NPR began hosting weekend broadcasts of that organizations signature news magazine All Things Considered on Saturday, 29 September 2007, after six years of primarily reporting on the United States Congress for the same outlet. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Feed-icon. ... NPR redirects here. ...

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Background

ATC programming combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features broadcast live daily from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (20:00 to 23:00 UTC), and is re-fed with updates until 10 p.m. ET (02:00 UTC). Broadcasts run about 105 minutes with local content interspersed in between to complete two hours. ATC now airs on over 560 radio stations and reaches an audience of approximately 12 million listeners each weekday, making it the third most listened to radio program in the United States after The Rush Limbaugh Show and Morning Edition.[citation needed] ATC is co-hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block. ... The Rush Limbaugh Show is an American radio program broadcast live Monday through Friday. ... Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). ... Robert Siegel is an American radio journalist. ... Michele Norris is an American radio journalist and current host of the National Public Radio evening news broadcast All Things Considered. ... Melissa Block Melissa Block is a host of NPRs All Things Considered. ...


The first broadcast of All Things Considered was to about 90 radio stations on May 3, 1971, with host Robert Conley. The first story was about Washington, D.C. and the growing anti-Vietnam War protests taking place there.[2] A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Weekend All Things Considered (WATC), is a one-hour version of the show that premiered in 1977, with host and NPR Founder Robert Conley, and is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays. Andrea Seabrook is the host. Andrea Seabrook is an American radio journalist for NPR began hosting weekend broadcasts of that organizations signature news magazine All Things Considered on Saturday, 29 September 2007, after six years of primarily reporting on the United States Congress for the same outlet. ...


Format

The format is generally less rigid than that of Morning Edition, with a wider array of the type and length of stories. The length of stories tends to be longer than Morning Edition, with some stories lasting for almost 23 minutes.


The program begins with the familiar "dink" theme song under a one-minute billboard of the stories to be covered during the hour. Then the standard five-minute NPR newscast is delivered from one minute to six minutes past the hour. The newscast offers a cutaway at four after, allowing stations to cover the last 2.5 minutes with evening rush-hour news and traffic reports. For those stations that run the newscast untouched, a thirty-second music bed follows instead.


The first, or "A" segment, begins at 06:30 after the hour. It features important news stories, although not necessarily the most important news stories of the day. Often it is here that the most significant interviews or developing stories are placed. Segment A runs 12:28 in duration, and closes out at nineteen minutes after with a ninety-second station break.


At 20:30 past the hour, ATC picks back up with Segment B. This segment, which runs 7:48, features more news and analysis, and often contains lighter stories and commentary. Segment B breaks for the half-hour at 28:20 past. The program goes into a local break until half past.


At the bottom of the hour, ATC resumes with a "host return." In the thirty-second return, the host or hosts discuss what's coming up in the remaining half-hour and intro the news. 30:30 brings a four-minute newscast followed by a sixty-second local break.


Segment C kicks off at 35:30 past the hour, and runs 12:58. Long feature stories are heard here, or as many as four shorter stories or commentaries may be heard as well. The last four minutes of the second hour Segment C (beginning at 44:30) is a designated cutaway for stations to run local commentary or features. Segment C ends at 48:30 after the hour, and another ninety-second break ensues. Occasionally, the show will "break format" and place a long, 23-minute story in the "C" and "D" segments with no local break at all.


Segment D starts at 50:00 after, and concludes the hour. Unlike Morning Edition, there is no set format for this segment, although usually the second hour will contain an arts, culture, or lighter news story in this segment. Other times, hard news otherwise not fitting in the program may be placed here.


Stations receive a preliminary rundown before each broadcast (usually a few minutes before 4:00 p.m. Eastern) denoting the timing and placement of stories so they can schedule local content as appropriate. This rundown is updated as stories change until the feed ends at 10 p.m. ET. As with Morning Edition, two hours of content are scheduled for each program. After 6 p.m. Eastern, the feed repeats the earlier hours for the Midwest and West Coast, although information is updated through the evening as appropriate.


Awards

Major awards won by the show include the Ohio State Award, the Peabody Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the DuPont Award, the American Women in Radio and Television Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. In 1993, the show was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, the first public radio program to be given that honor. The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ...


Hosts

Weekday hosts

Weekend hosts

In 2004, Robert Siegel had a US$282,742 salary. Co-host Michele Norris received US$202,246.[3] Susan Stamberg (born 7 September 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American radio journalist, currently a Special Correspondent for National Public Radio and guest host for Weekend Edition Saturday. ... Robert Alan Edwards (born May 16, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an award-winning American public radio broadcaster. ... Noah Adams is a broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. ... Renée Montagne is a co-host of NPRs syndicated show, Morning Edition. ... Robert Siegel is an American radio journalist. ... Linda Wertheimer is a radio journalist for National Public Radio (NPR). ... Michele Norris is an American radio journalist and current host of the National Public Radio evening news broadcast All Things Considered. ... Melissa Block Melissa Block is a host of NPRs All Things Considered. ... Joe Frank is an American radio personality, known best for his engaging, often philosophical, monologues and radio dramas. ... Noah Adams is a broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. ... Liane Hansen has hosted National Public Radios (NPRs) Weekend Edition Sunday for over sixteen years. ... Steve Inskeep is one of the current hosts of Morning Edition on National Public Radio. ... Deborah Elliot (also known as Debbie Elliott) is a broadcast journalist who has hosted NPRs Weekend All Things Considered since 2005. ... Andrea Seabrook is an American radio journalist for NPR began hosting weekend broadcasts of that organizations signature news magazine All Things Considered on Saturday, 29 September 2007, after six years of primarily reporting on the United States Congress for the same outlet. ...


Commentators

Andrei Codrescu (born December 20, 1946), born in Sibiu, Romania. ... Vertamae Grosvenor is a food writer and broadcaster, raised in the South Carolina lowcountry. ... Kevin Kling is a commentator for National Public Radio. ... Bob Mondello (Washington, DC) is an american film critic. ... Daniel Manus Pinkwater (b. ... Reynolds Price Reynolds Price (born February 1, 1933, as Edward Reynolds Price) is a U.S. novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist and James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. ... Ralph Schoenstein (1933 - August 24, 2006) was an American writer and humorist. ... Schorr (left) and NPRs Scott Simon prepare for Saturday broadcast. ... Bailey White (born in 1950 in Thomasville, Georgia,) is an American author. ...

Featured series

From time to time, NPR produces and distributes short series of radio pieces. Series that have aired during the show include:

  • "The Changing Face of America"
  • "Lost & Found Sound"
  • "The NPR 100" (stories behind 100 important 20th century American musical works)
  • "Prison Diaries"
  • "Teenage Diaries"
  • "The Yiddish Radio Project"
  • "This I Believe"

This I Believe was a five-minute CBS radio network program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. ...

References

  1. ^ NPR Worldwide. National Public Radio. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  2. ^ 30th Anniversary Celebration of All Things Considered. National Public Radio (2001). Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  3. ^ Andrew Ferguson. "NPR Finds Itself With a Kroc", Bloomberg Columnists, Bloomberg.com, 30 November 2004. Retrieved on 2007-09-06. 

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