Monday, September 15, 2008
For Your Consideration: Robert Siegel
It's hard to believe that All Things Considered, the daily afternoon radio newsmagazine, has been on the air for almost thirty years. Even more unbelievable is the fact that it's host Robert Siegel has been in the anchor position for over 20 years.
Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million people on over 600 radio stations each week, ATC is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
Siegel is now the senior host of ATC. Before that, he oversaw production of NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well as special events and other news programming. During his tenure, NPR launched its popular Saturday and Sunday newsmagazine Weekend Edition.
Melissa Block started working on ATC in 1985 as an editorial assistant. She later worked as editor, director, senior producer, and then as a correspondent based in New York. She joined hosts Siegel and Norris as a regular co-host in February 2003
Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience, began hosting the show in 2002.
Check your local listings for when and what station All Things Considered plays in your area. You can also link to the show daily starting at 4:30 PM PST/7:30PM EST from Bosco Radio: News And Information powered by KPCC in Los Angeles. It's part of a great daily lineup of news and newsmagazines linked by Bosco.
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