NPR Corrections

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Morning Edition

Colo. Hispanics Fight for Rights to the Taylor Ranch

Corrected on 2007-01-16 10:13:32

There are two errors in the audio version of this story The land grant cited is a Mexican land grant from 1844. And the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of families in the tract known as La Sierra in 2002 (not 1992).
Morning Edition

Rival Iraq Report Wins Attention in Washington

Corrected on 2006-12-21 16:33:28

This story cites Eliot Cohen as a key contributor to the AEI report on Iraq strategy. While Cohen agrees with the findings of the report, he did not take part in its preparation. Both Cohen and Frederick Kagan are affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute. Both were consulted by President Bush on how to reshape Iraq strategy.

Charges Mount for Organizer of Snowball Express

Corrected on 2006-12-22 14:37:09

This story originally stated that Snowball Express founder Michael Kerr tried to derail news stories about him by seeking a child support settlement with his ex-wife and giving her one day to respond. That information came from ex-wife Judy Kerr, who quoted the private child support collection agency handling her account. Judy Kerr has since been told by the child support collection agency that it initiated the discussion of a settlement.
Day to Day

Ending the Year with Finances in Order

Corrected on 2006-12-18 15:01:54

In this radio story, personal finance columnist Michele Singletary says the limit for a 401k personal retirement account is $14,000. It's actually $15,000 this year. Michelle had noted that she was speaking of last year's limit, but it was removed from the radio story because of an audio-editing mistake.
Morning Edition

Sony, Nintendo Stake Different Video Game Bets

Corrected on 2006-11-20 14:59:03

The audio of this story states that the price of the Wii is $279, and the Xbox is $399 and $499. The actual prices are $249 for the Wii, and $299 and $399 for the Xbox.
Morning Edition

U.S. Families Find Own Meanings in Iraq Deaths

Corrected on 2007-01-26 14:43:48

In the broadcast version of this story, NPR identifies Marine Capt. Robert Secher as 31. He was 33 at the time of his death.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Give Me an 'L,' Give Me a 'G'

Corrected on 2006-10-04 21:26:46

The audio for this story contains an inaccuracy. As many of our site's visitors have noted, John Lennon played rhythm guitar in the Beatles. George Harrison was the band's lead guitarist.
All Things Considered

EPA Unveils Tighter Rules on Particles in Air

Corrected on 2007-08-03 21:45:32

The audio for this segment has been corrected. Earlier versions incorrectly said industry groups believe the fine particle standards "aren't strict enough." In fact, the industry groups say they're too strict.
All Things Considered

Highway Agency to Require Vehicle Stability Controls

Corrected on 2019-01-11 00:00:00

A previous version of and a Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Morning Edition

New Treatments (and Old Advice) Can Aid Diabetics

Corrected on 2006-09-14 00:00:00

The broadcast and Web version of this story originally stated that a new form of insulin could be inhaled by nasal spray. In fact, patients inhale a powdered form of insulin through the mouth.

All Things Considered

Letters: Pluto, and a Cemetery

Corrected on 2006-08-25 10:38:04

The reference to Hattie McDaniel should say that she is the first African American to win an Oscar.
All Things Considered

Movies Under the Stars, Surrounded by Tombs

Corrected on 2006-08-25 10:37:17

The audio for this story indicates that Hattie McDaniel is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Her body actually lies elsewhere; a marker at the cemetery pays tribute to McDaniel.
All Things Considered

In Brazil, Even Bad Music Is Good

Corrected on 2006-08-03 18:28:54

The audio that originally aired incorrectly stated that singer Leandro died in a car crash. He died eight years ago of cancer.
Weekend Edition Saturday

Bill Gates' New Image

Corrected on 2006-07-13 13:07:30

Staff Sgt. Raymond Plouhar was a Marine, not affiliated with the Army as stated in this piece.
All Things Considered

Shell Necklace a Sign of 100,000-Year-Old Culture

Corrected on 2006-06-27 09:55:39

In the broadcast and Web version of this story, NPR stated that the snail shells were found in Israel. Strictly speaking, the snail shells were discovered in the 1930s, in what is today the state of Israel.
Morning Edition

A Dad Reflects on His Best Work: Four Daughters

Corrected on 2014-05-07 00:00:00

An image of the Caywood sisters that was on this page has been removed because the photographer had not authorized its use.

Morning Edition

Figures on Chinese Engineers Fail to Add Up

Corrected on 2006-06-14 11:09:21

Gary Gereffi was misidentified in this story. He is director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University. NPR regrets the error.
Morning Edition

Democrats Critical of Marriage Amendment Debate

Corrected on 2006-06-06 14:39:31

In the broadcast version of this story, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) was incorrectly identified as a senator from South Dakota.
All Things Considered

Ancient Figs May Be First Cultivated Crops

Corrected on 2006-06-06 14:44:58

In the broadcast version of this story, an archeological site in the lower Jordan Valley was incorrectly identified as being in Israel. The site is in the occupied West Bank.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Composer Ben Vaughn's New Musical 'Design'

Corrected on 2006-06-03 16:59:16

In the audio for this piece, the source of a musical solo is misattributed. That's Sarah Kramer on flugelhorn... not "a guy" in the Liberace Orchestra.
Morning Edition

Iraq Business Environment Difficult to Navigate

Corrected on 2006-05-17 10:16:49

In this story, Adam Davidson describes the Khudairi Group as a subcontractor to Parson's on the health clinic project. This was not correct. The Khudairi Group received its own separate contract from the U.S. government to install generators. The Khudairi Group had no direct relationship with Parsons. The Khudairi Group has recently been awarded a new contract from the U.S. government to complete several of the health clinic sites. NPR regrets the error.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Corruption: It's Not Just for U.S. Congress

Corrected on 2006-05-24 11:05:12

A reference to Britain as the world's oldest democracy is in error. The oldest democracy is that of the Isle of Man.
All Things Considered

Minivans, SUVs Face Tougher Efficiency Standards

Corrected on 2019-01-11 00:00:00

A Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Things Considered

New York Towns Hope Wind Power Will Save Economy

Corrected on 2006-03-17 16:06:33

NPR reported that the Tug Hill turbines were built by Horizon Energy. In fact, the project was developed by PPM Energy, a subsidiary of Atlantic Renewables. It is jointly owned by PPM and Horizon.
Weekend Edition Saturday

New Kind of Map Could Help Emergency Response

Corrected on 2006-03-17 13:41:09

In his sign-off to this story, Dan Charles gets his coordinates wrong. See the sidebar for an explanation.
All Things Considered

Orphanage Director Stands Trial in China

Corrected on 2006-02-27 16:30:54

The audio that originally aired incorrectly identified taxi driver Duan Yueneng as a female. The report also misstated the amount foreigners pay orphanages to adopt Chinese children. They typically pay $3,000 for an adoption.
Morning Edition

Asbestos Bill: Winners and Losers

Corrected on 2006-02-08 13:13:12

In an earlier feed, we reported that the AFL-CIO supports the asbestos bill. In fact, the AFL-CIO is against the bill.
Morning Edition

Maryland Judge Rejects Gay-Marriage Ban

Corrected on 2006-01-23 14:07:37

Note: The Web version of this story differs from the one heard on air. It updates the story with the ruling from Judge Brooke Murdock.
Morning Edition

Alito to Face Further Grilling by Senate Panel

Corrected on 2006-01-25 09:41:39

This story reported that Samuel Alito held significant amounts of stock in Vanguard; rather, Alito held shares of Vanguard mutual funds.
Morning Edition

Teen Depression Watch Draws Mixed Reviews

Corrected on 2006-04-06 11:35:59

The defendants in the lawsuit mentioned in this story are the local school district in northern Indiana, school district officials, and a contractor who helped administer the screening. Teenscreen is not a defendant. Also, Teenscreen officials report that 55,000 students were screened in 2005.
Weekend Edition Sunday

Okkervil River's Music: Spookiness and Bloodshed

Corrected on 2007-10-30 11:06:25

The report misstates the degrees earned by Okkervil River band member Jonathan Meiburg. He is working on his master's degree in geography.
Weekend Edition Sunday

End of the DeLay Era Arrives on Capitol Hill

Corrected on 2006-01-15 10:36:34

Doyle McManus erred when he said Sen. Richard Durbin is "giving back tens of thousands of dollars" from associates of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The actual amount is $11,000, and the money is going to charity.
All Things Considered

Soulive: Mixing It Up with Jazz and Funk

Corrected on 2007-10-25 12:03:35

The audio of this story refers incorrectly to one of the band members as Aaron Evans. His name is Alan Evans.
All Things Considered

Rules for Homeland Security Funds Revamped

Corrected on 2006-01-04 12:12:32

This story said that 109 cities are eligible to compete for homeland security funds. The correct number is 106.