December 29, 2006

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Friday, December 29, 2006

This week on On the Media, an examination of the NPR listener, and, a radioplay send-up public radio itself.

Live from the Briefing Room

When Bill Clinton's press secretary, Mike McCurry, started allowing TV media to carry his daily press briefings live, he profoundly changed the daily ritual. McCurry and ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson discuss the extent to which the White House press corps is playing to the cameras.

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The Listeners of National Public Radio

How much truth is there to the sterotype of NPR listeners as white, over-educated, latte-drinking, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, West Wing watchers? A lot, according to NPR's latest audience research survey.

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Pledge This!

Pour yourself an egg nog and curl up for a little radio drama, OTM-style. In this reprise of a production first broadcast four years ago, Bob and Brooke turn their many years of public radio experience inside out and imagine a day in the life of fictional station WACLU. Nothing ...

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