November 15, 2006
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Chad Campbell, NPR
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FOR THE HOLIDAYS NPR SHOP OFFERS
AN NPR JAZZ CHRISTMAS
AND CAR TALK'S GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD

Popular Driveway Moments CD Box Set Also Available at Shop.NPR.org

Washington, D.C.; November 15, 2006 - For those seeking unique audio gifts this holiday season, look no further than the NPR Shop (shop.NPR.org). The NPR Shop offers several items for everyone on the list, including: the latest from jazz legend Marian McPartland, An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends III, Car Talk: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, and Driveway Moments Complete Collection including Driveway Moments for Dads.

Audio highlights include:

- An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends III ($14.95): For more than 25 years, jazz pianist Marian McPartland and her guests have teamed up for an hour of weekly jazz sessions on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, which airs on 252 NPR member stations across the country. Just in time for the holidays, the NPR Shop offers An NPR Jazz Christmas, the third in McPartland's holiday CD series, which includes in-studio performances of seasonal tunes featuring Bill Charlap, Renče Fleming, Michel Camilo, and Blossom Dearie. Also available in box set with all three NPR Jazz Christmas CDs ($35.00).

- Car Talk: The Greatest Stories Ever Told ($14.95): Car Talk's Magliozzi brothers share favorite stories about family, friends, and life in and out of the garage. Most people phone in to the weekly radio show with questions about cars but in between are songs, jokes, puzzlers, rants-and, most famously, digressions. This collection is about telling stories, going off on tangents, taking verbal detours, and convincing a delighted audience to come along. Whatever happened to Tommy's Dart? Why is Doug the subway fugitive? Listen, learn-and laugh.

- Driveway Moments Complete Collection ($60.00, 4-2CD sets): The Driveway Moments Collection pays homage to the NPR stories, or "Driveway Moments," where even after you have reached your destination, you sit in your idling car to hear a compelling feature to the end. The Complete Collection includes the first three Driveway Moments two-disc compilations plus this year's Driveway Moments for Dads two-disc compilation featuring the most popular NPR pieces about or by Dads.

The NPR Shop also offers several music and spoken word gift sets: "Driveway Moments Complete Car Kit," "All Songs Considered Box Set," "I heard it on NPR: The Complete Collection," among others.

Since 2000, the NPR Shop has been offering a variety of high-quality gifts and many NPR-branded items and gift sets not available anywhere else, including calendars, books, radios, water bottles, music collections, and apparel. NPR fans can find branded items from all their favorite NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, Car Talk, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air. All proceeds support NPR programming.

Using shop.NPR.org is easy and secure. The NPR Shop accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express, and can gift-wrap merchandise for a small fee. Standard shipping takes 7-10 business days, and express shipping via UPS takes 2-3 days.

NPR Shop Website: shop.NPR.org