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For immediate release
February 25, 2002
NPR: Laura Gross

Noah Adams Signs Contract To Write Book

WASHINGTON, DC - Effective March 1, Noah Adams, co-host of All Things Considered® from NPR® News will take a one-year leave of absence to write a book about the Wright Brothers. The book, The Flyers: Orville and Wilbur 1903, will be published by Crown Publishers, and its release will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the brothers' historic first flight. Adams has already written four books during his tenure at NPR and took an 11-month leave of absence in 1997 to travel and research his most recent book, Far Appalachia.

Jacki Lyden will join Robert Siegel as host of All Things Considered for the week of March 4, and Susan Stamberg, will co-host the week of March 11. Starting March 18,Weekend Edition Sunday® host Liane Hansen and senior correspondent John Ydstie will join Siegel and remain through June. NPR correspondent Lynn Neary will fill in for Hansen during Hansen's absence from Weekend Edition Sunday.

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