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Manager's Minute

NPR: A Reliable And Essential Companion


This is the Manager’s Minute.

The year 2020 has been an extraordinary year, and tragic for far too many, but through it all NPR has been a constant – keeping us informed and binding us together. A reliable and essential companion.

NPR President and CEO John Lansing summed up 2020 this way: “Throughout this year, our collective work has been a triumph of truth. Audiences turned to us for credible and trustworthy news coverage at an inflection point in American history. Public radio was there meeting our public service mission at a moment when it was quite literally critical to our democracy.”

November marks the anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act, which led to the formation of NPR and PBS. That was 53 years ago and with each passing year NPR has grown in stature and influence.

KGOU is proud to be Your NPR Source. And we thank you for listening. 

With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

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