March 8, 2011
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Dana Davis Rehm, NPR


   

STATEMENTS FROM RON SCHILLER AND VIVIAN SCHILLER
March 8, 2011



"While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended. I resigned from NPR, previously effective May 6th, to accept another job. In an effort to put this unfortunate matter behind us, NPR and I have agreed that my resignation is effective today."
-- Ron Schiller, Former SVP of Development and Former President of the NPR Foundation - March 8, 2011

"Ron Schiller's remarks are contrary to what NPR stands for and deeply distressing to reporters, editors and others who bring fairness, civility and respect for a wide variety of viewpoints to their work every day."
-- Vivian Schiller, President and CEO, NPR - March 8, 2011