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December 2003

» NPR News Wins 2003 Dupont Award

» NPR News and the WOI Radio Group Sponsor Radio-Only Debate with Democratic Presidential Candidate in Des Moines

November 2003

» "PBS/NPR Newsbrief" Announces Journalists Beverly Kirk and Sheilah Kast as Anchors

» NPR Receives a Record Bequest of More Than $200 Million

October 2003

» J.C. Watts, Jr. Becomes Commentator for NPR's The Tavis Smiley Show

» NPR Recommends no change in protections for Radio Reading Services and one-year trial implementation for LPFM

» NPR News Presents "Prairie Diaries"

September 2003

» Cinny Kennard to Manage NPR West

August 2003

» Streaming Video of Performance Today Event Broadcast Available on NPR.org from Aug. 14-21

» Ambassasdor William B. Taylor Discusses Greater Role for U.S. in Afghan Government in Exclusive Interview on NPR's All Things Considered

July 2003

» Day to Day, A New Radio Program From NPR, Debuts Nationally on July 28
» All Songs Considered 3 CD Showcases New And Unusual Music Featured On NPR

June 2003

» NPR Summer Interns Produce Radio Show

» Morning Edition from NPR News Presents "Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues"

» Latino USA Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary with Special Programming

» NPR News and WOI Radio Group Sponsor Radio-Only Debate With Democratic Presidential Candidates - January 6, 2004

» PBS Partners With NPR To Deliver Live Newscasts To PBS Stations

May 2003

» NPR debuts "At Home In The World"

» WHYY'S Terry Gross, Host of Fresh Air, Honored with Prestigious Murrow Award, for 'Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio'

» NPR Announces Partnership with CPRN Music Service

» NPR and Slate Magazine to produce weekday radio program "Day to Day" premieres in July 2003

April 2003

» University of Maryland to house NPR News Collection

» NPR News Wins 2002 Overseas Press Club Award for Series on Mideast Conflict

» Yiddish Radio Project, Sonic Memorial Project Wins Peabody Awards

» NPR Productions Win Gracie Allen Awards

March 2003

» The Beatles-The Lost Tapes on NPR.org All Songs Considered Live Webcast on March 14 at 2PM ET

» NPR Names Rodney Huey as Vice President for Communications

» AOL Radio@ Network and NPR Team Up To Offer Award-Winning Radio Programming To AOL Members

February 2003

» NPR and Local Stations "GetActive" About Online Communication

» NPR Names Michael Riksen as Vice President for National Affairs

» NPR Hires Director of Diversity Management Swanston to Focus on Diversity in Programming, Workplace

» Cochran Tells NPR's The Tavis Smiley Show He Will Represent Families of Chicago Nightclub Tragedy

» NPR News and BBC Present Global Town-Hall on Iraq

» Statement of Public Broadcasters in Response to the President's 2004 Budget Plan

January 2003

» NPR.org's All Songs Considered Premieres First-Ever Live Web Program: Be Good Tanyas to Appear on Janaury 21 2PM ET Webcast

» NPR Receives $14 Million from MacArthur Foundation

» NPR Initiates Tomorrow Radio Project, Kenwood USA and Harris Corporation to Join the Project's First Development and Testing Team

» Smiley Celebrates First Year With NPR — January 6-10 Series to Feature Best of 2002 Plus Comedy, Motivational Speakers, Thoughts on Race in America and a Personal Interview