December 7, 2012
Contact:
Renee Kelly, NPR


   

ATTENTION NPR JUNKIES:
NPR HOLDS FIRST-EVER WAREHOUSE SALE-A-BRATION, DEC. 14-15

MEET NPR HOSTS AND JOURNALISTS;
ENJOY A LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE DEC. 15, 2012

WHAT: NPR throws open its doors to the shopping public for the first time. The first-ever warehouse sale will feature t-shirts, hats, CDs, books, radios, and other exclusive NPR merchandise deeply discounted - some as much as 70% off - along with many of the most popular items from the NPR Shop. The Sale-a-bration also provides a unique opportunity for fans to meet some of their favorite NPR hosts and personalities in person and experience a special live musical performance. The NPR Shop will also raffle off autographed items on Friday and Saturday.

WHEN: Media are invited to preview merchandise on Thursday, Dec 13, 11am-3pm (interviews must be scheduled)

Public Sale:
Friday, December 14, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday, December 15, 10am - 4pm

WHO: NPR Meet and Greet: Friday, Dec. 14:
Susan Stamberg - NPR Special Correspondent and Founding Mother, 5pm-6pm
Ken Rudin - StateImpact, Political Junkie, and Talk of the Nation Contributor, 6pm-7pm
Neal Conan - Host, Talk of the Nation, 6pm-7pm
6 - 8 p.m.: Live music by Alt Latino Host Felix Contreras with David Schulman, who is the musician-in-residence at Dance Exchange.

NPR Meet and Greet: Saturday, Dec. 15:
Guy Raz - Host, Weekend All Things Considered, 10am-11am
Lynn Neary - Guest Host and Arts Correspondent, 11am-12pm
David Greene - Host/Correspondent, Morning Programming, 12-1pm
Jacki Lyden - Senior Correspondent, 1pm-2pm
Scott Simon - Host, Weekend Edition Saturday, 2pm - 3pm
Rachel Martin - Host, Weekend Edition Sunday, 2pm - 3pm
Carl Kasell - Judge and Scorekeeper, Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!; Roving Ambassador, and NPR Legend (time TBD)

Saturday, Dec. 15, 12-1pm:
All Songs Considered
with NPR Music's Bob Boilen

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2pm-3pm:
Pop Culture Happy Hour Live Holiday Show
, with Linda Homes, Trey Graham and Stephen Thompson. The entertainment and pop culture roundtable podcast features spirited discussion of movies, books, television, nostalgia, and - as always - what's making them happy this week.

WHERE:
NPR Headquarters
635 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

MEDIA NOTE: Please RSVP to Renee Kelly at 202-731-2339 or rkelly@npr.org. For the most-up to-date information about the Sale-a-bration please visit http://shop.npr.org/warehousesale.