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For immediate release
March 7, 2002
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NPR: Laura Gross
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Susan Stamberg Returns as Host of All Things Considered®

WASHINGTON, DC-Next week, nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg will return as host of NPR's afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered®. Stamberg hosted All Things Considered for 14 years, from 1972-1986, and in doing so became the first woman to anchor a daily national broadcast news program. Stamberg will be co-hosting the show from Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15, 2002, with Robert Siegel.

During her career at NPR, Stamberg's work has brought her many honors as well as a devoted fan base in the public radio audience. In 1994 Stamberg was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and in 1996, the Radio Hall of Fame. She hosted Weekend Edition® Sunday, NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine, from its premiere in January 1987 through October 1989, and now serves as guest host of NPR's Morning Edition® and Weekend Edition Saturday in addition to reporting on cultural issues for all NPR News programs. Stamberg is one of the pioneers of NPR; she joined NPR as a tape editor at the network's inception in 1971.

One of the most popular broadcasters in public radio, Stamberg is well-known for her conversational style, intelligence and knack for finding an interesting story. Her interviewing has been called "fresh, friendly, down-to-earth" and (by novelist E.L. Doctorow) "the closest thing to an enlightened humanist on the radio." Her thousands of interviews include conversations with Nancy Reagan, Annie Liebowitz, Rosa Parks, Dave Brubeck and James Baldwin.

Stamberg is one of several NPR journalists who will be joining Robert Siegel as All Things Considered co-hosts over the next few months. Jacki Lyden substituted the week of March 4, and from March 18 through June, Weekend Edition Sunday host Liane Hansen and senior correspondent John Ydstie will join Siegel on the air.

For more information on Susan Stamberg, then and now, please visit: www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2002/mar/thenandnow/020308.thenandnow.html

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