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Elizabeth Blair

Senior Producer/Reporter, Arts Desk

Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

On a daily basis, she produces, edits and reports arts and cultural segments that air on NPR News magazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Her recent stories explored the rise of public humiliation in popular culture, consumers' changing media habits and the intersection of the arts and education.

In this position that she has held since 2003, Blair's varied work has included profiles of actor Neil Patrick Harris, rapper K'Naan, and the band Pearl Jam. She has written and produced long-form documentaries on such cultural icons as Paul Robeson and Billie Holiday. Blair oversaw the production of some of NPR's most popular special projects including "50 Great Voices," the NPR series on awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time in, and the "In Character" series which explored famous American fictional characters.

Over the years, Blair has received several honors for her work including two Peabody Awards and a Gracie.

For three and a half years, Blair lived in Paris, France, where she co-produced Le Jazz Club From Paris with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the monthly magazine Postcard From Paris.

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How A Work Of Art Makes It Onto The Wall Of The White House

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President Trump, First Lady Attend Inaugural Balls

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Residents, Businesses And Charities Urge The Trumps To Get To Know D.C.

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Melania Trump wore a white, one-shouldered Ralph Lauren jumpsuit to her husband's election night rally. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Clothes Don't Make A First Lady, But They Can Make A Statement

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Dreamworks' Movie 'Captain Underpants' Comes Out In 2017

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According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley hide caption

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'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

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Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

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American artist Jeff Koons, left, American ambassador Jane Dorothy Hartley and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo unveil illustrations of Bouquet of Tulips 2016, a 34-foot statue Koons is presenting to the city of Paris and the people of France as a symbol of friendship. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

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How Past Presidents Approached Time-Honored Tradition Of Political Satire

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Composing An Otherworldly And Intimate Soundtrack To 'Arrival'

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Trolls Smidge and Poppy sing together in the new film Trolls. DreamWorks Animation hide caption

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Beware The Hair: Trolls Hit The Big Screen — And Bring Scrapbooks With Them

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Desmond Doss joined the Army as a combat medic because he believed in the cause of World War II. But as a Seventh-day Adventist, he had also vowed not to kill. Department of Defense/National Archives hide caption

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The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

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Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

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