Morning Edition Commentaries

Morning Editionís commentaries serve as an editorial voice, a cultural signpost, and punctuation for the program. The commentaries we accept can be serious, quirky, or anywhere in between, but all must be original in subject and approach, accurate, well-written and thought-provoking. We air political analyses, third-person observations, first-person essays and more. We accept very few of the countless unsolicited commentaries we receive, but we read all of them.

Some procedural guidelines:

  • Send up to three written commentaries. Morning Edition no longer accepts tapes, cd's, or other recordings.

  • Each commentary should be about two-and-a-half minutes long, or about 400 words.

  • Include your name, address, daytime telephone number, and e-mail address.

  • If the subject matter of your commentary is timely, please indicate this.

  • Due to the volume of materials we receive, we are unable to return submissions.

  • We can contact only those commentators we wish to broadcast.

    Our first preference is to receive commentaries by e-mail. Please send submissions to:


    Morning Edition
    Commentaries Editor
    635 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20001

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