Elizabeth Blair 2010
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Elizabeth Blair 2010
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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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Charmian Carr, Who Played Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies At 73

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Rybczynski believes the oldest kind of chair was not a throne, but a folding chair. Witold Rybczynski hide caption

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Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building first opened to the public in October 1881, though back then it was known as the U.S. National Museum. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Director Mark Osborne's take on The Little Prince features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Paul Rudd. Netflix hide caption

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'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

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Tami Sagher (left), Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard and Kate Micucci star in Don't Think Twice, about a improv troupe called The Commune. Jon Pack/The Film Arcade hide caption

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How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

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'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

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In District Merchants, Akeem Davis plays Lance, a freed slave who has a crisis of conscience when he learns his boss, Shylock, may have been involved in the slave trade. Teresa Wood/Courtesy of the Folger Theatre hide caption

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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

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Taika Waititi's other films include Boy (2010) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014). Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry

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Longtime art collectors Mera and Don Rubell started collecting pieces by artist Keith Haring in 1981. (All three are pictured here in 1989.) The couple rarely considers selling artwork. Charles Dolfi-Michels/Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection hide caption

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For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

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Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

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Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

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Comedian George Carlin appears at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colo., in 2007 during HBO's 13th Annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Inc for HBO/Getty Images hide caption

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George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

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California Addiction Doctor Scheduled Meeting With Prince, Lawyer Says

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The 'Mick Jagger' Of Art Auctions Shares Secrets From A High End Market

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