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Morning Edition
Morning Edition
is an American radio news program produced and distributed by NPR. It airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday) and runs for two hours, and many stations repeat one or both hours. The show feeds live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET, with feeds and updates as required until noon. The show premiered on November 5, 1979; its weekend counterpart is Weekend Edition. Morning Edition
Morning Edition
and All Things Considered are among the highest rated public radio shows.[2][3]

Contents

1 Background 2 Format 3 Differences in pickup times 4 Satellite radio 5 Staff

5.1 Hosts 5.2 Newscasters 5.3 News
News
analysts 5.4 Correspondents 5.5 Commentators

6 References 7 External links

Background[edit] A typical show includes news, both newscasts and in-depth reports; features on science, arts, business, sports, and politics; interviews with and profiles of people in the news; commentaries; and human interest features. Some regional public radio networks and local stations also produce locally focused content under their Morning Edition banner. Bob Edwards, previously a co-host of All Things Considered, hosted Morning Edition
Morning Edition
beginning with its first episode, a job he initially took on a temporary basis when a shake-up in production and on-air staff occurred ten days before the show's premiere. Edwards was joined by Barbara Hoctor, then of Weekend All Things Considered. Hoctor departed after four months, leaving Edwards as solo host for the next quarter-century. His last day as host was April 30, 2004;[4] this was not due to Edwards retiring, but rather a highly controversial decision from NPR
NPR
to reassign him as senior correspondent, which resulted in anger and harsh criticism from many listeners.[5][6][7] From May 3, 2004 through November 11, 2016 the show was co-hosted by Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep
and Renée Montagne, with David Greene joining as co-host in 2012.[8] Inskeep reports from NPR
NPR
headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and Montagne reported from the studios of NPR
NPR
West in Culver City, California, a municipality within Los Angeles County. Montagne announced in July, 2016 that she would step down as co-host to become a special correspondent for NPR. On December 5, 2016, after Renée Montagne's departure, David Greene will begin broadcasting from NPR
NPR
West, and Rachel Martin, former host of Weekend Edition, will join Morning Edition, broadcasting alongside Inskeep from NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C.[9] Arbitron
Arbitron
ratings show that over twelve million people listen to Morning Edition
Morning Edition
weekly. It's the second most-listened-to national radio show, after The Rush Limbaugh Show,[2][10] though some sources, among them Talkers Magazine, sometimes place the show third in audience rankings behind Limbaugh and The Sean Hannity Show, depending on the time (as of 2015, Hannity has fallen behind Morning Edition
Morning Edition
in the Talkers estimate).[11] In 1999, Morning Edition
Morning Edition
with Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
received the George Foster Peabody Award.[12] Format[edit] The following describes the program format effective November 17, 2014.[13] Morning Edition
Morning Edition
begins each hour with a sixty-second "billboard" highlighting stories to be covered in the hour. At least one birthday or anniversary of a major event is announced as well. Some stations replace this billboard with a localized version, with a similar format, but with emphasis on local stories and read by a local announcer. The standard NPR
NPR
newscast follows for five minutes. Many stations cut into the newscast at :04 past the hour to deliver additional news programming. A sixty-second music bed follows allowing stations additional time to deliver news, weather, or funding credits. After that, the signature thirty-second "bleeble" (music bed) begins the program. The first segment, "A", highlights the most important stories of the day. Usually the "A" segments differ between hours, although when the topic is extraordinary, the "A" segment will cover the same topic, but in a different format between the first and second hour. Between each segment, one- to three-minute breaks occur which are filled with promotions for other programs, sponsorship credits, and station-provided content such as local traffic and weather reports. Segment A ends at eighteen minutes past the hour, and a sixty-second break follows. New to Morning Edition
Morning Edition
effective November 17, 2014 is a 89-second newscast at :19 and :42 past the hour. The mid-hour newscasts emphasize live news, including question and answer with correspondents, as opposed to headlines. Following each mid-hour newscast is a 90-second break to allow stations to provide local news and information.[14] Returning from the break at 22:30 past the hour, the second segment, or "B" segment, generally contains features, commentaries, or long form interviews. Interviews can sometimes take up the entire segment. Segment "B" ends at 30:00 past the hour, at which point a promotion for All Things Considered
All Things Considered
and a humorous news item is delivered. These segments are called "returns", because many stations that air local news or announcements return to the national feed at half past the hour. The return lasts thirty seconds, and ends with the tagline "It's Morning Edition, from NPR
NPR
News," or some variation thereon.[15] At 31:00 past the hour a two-minute music bed is played which most stations cover with news updates or "modules" from other independent radio producers. The "C" segment follows at 33:35 (duration 7:24) and is sometimes covered by stations with local reports as well. This segment features news or cultural reports, generally running the segment length. Segment C ends with a mid-hour newscast and station break. At 45:35 past the hour, the "D" segment (duration 4:00) is typically composed of two to three stories focusing on health news, international events, or short updates on national stories. At 49:35 past the hour the segment ends, and another two-minute station break begins. The "E" segment begins at 51:30 (duration 7:29) and differs between hours. Originally in the first hour, the "E" segment was dedicated to stories and features from the world of business, while in the second hour, segment "E" included a cultural feature, remembrance, or softer news story, usually taking the entire segment length. Beginning in November 2014, Morning Edition
Morning Edition
moved the second hour "E" features to the first hour "E" segment, dropping the dedicated business segment to allow NPR
NPR
stations to insert broadcasts of the Marketplace Morning Report, which is separately produced and distributed by NPR
NPR
rival American Public Media
American Public Media
(prior to this change, many stations would already cover one or both "E" segments with Marketplace Morning Report).[16] However, some stations continue to air Marketplace Morning Report in place of the "E" segment for the first hour. Segment "E" ends at 59:00 after the hour, and leads into a music bed that takes the listener into the next hour, or the end of the program, depending on the hour and the station's program schedule. Stations receive over their computers the daily rundown of stories before each program which allows them to plan their coverage and decide what stories they wish to replace with local content. The rundown is updated as necessary until the feed ends at noon Eastern time. Differences in pickup times[edit] Most stations in the Central and Eastern Time zones run Morning Edition live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET, repeating one or both hours through morning drive time. Some stations run only the two hours, others run up to seven hours. The repeats are automatically fed through the NPR
NPR
satellite, and are updated as necessary by NPR
NPR
anchors in the studio when breaking news events occur. In the past, Edwards would stay at his NPR
NPR
office until the program feeds ended at noon in case there was anything that required an update. Today, with two hosts, one host generally stays in the studio while the other does field reporting or works on stories for future shows, and the transition is seamless, unless both hosts have to be away from the studio for some reason. In that instance, substitute NPR
NPR
anchors John Ydstie and Linda Wertheimer
Linda Wertheimer
host the re-feeds. On the West Coast, Morning Edition
Morning Edition
can run for up to seven hours running from the first live feed with the subsequent re-feeds. For example, KPCC in Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
carries Morning Edition, from 02:00 to 09:00 PST. KPCC handles the re-feeds uniquely: instead of taking the re-feed from the satellite, they "roll their own" by taking the tape from the feed two hours prior, so that they can run the A and B segments of Morning Edition
Morning Edition
about three minutes earlier than rival KCRW
KCRW
in Santa Monica, which takes the re-feed direct from the satellite. In the event of a breaking news story, KPCC runs the same feed as KCRW. KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
carries Morning Edition
Morning Edition
from 03:00 to 09:00 local time, but only uses local announcers, news updates/features and traffic/weather reports starting with the 05:00 hour. Satellite radio[edit] Morning Edition
Morning Edition
(as well as its afternoon counterpart All Things Considered) is not carried on any of the public radio channels of Sirius XM Radio, the leading US consumer satellite radio provider; this is reportedly to reduce direct competition between Sirius XM and NPR's local member stations, almost all of whom heavily use these flagship news programs to generate pledge revenue from listeners.[17] Tell Me More, a daytime interview show hosted by journalist Michel Martin, with a focus on African-American issues, is featured on NPR Now, channel 122; and The Takeaway, a competing news and interview program hosted by John Hockenberry
John Hockenberry
(retired in 2017, currently Todd Zwillich) produced by NPR
NPR
member station WNYC
WNYC
New York and WGBH-FM Boston and distributed by Public Radio
Radio
International, is featured on SiriusXM Public Radio, channel 205. Staff[edit] Hosts[edit]

Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
(1979–2004) Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep
(2004–present)[18] Renée Montagne
Renée Montagne
(2004–2016)[19] David Greene (2012–present)[8] Rachel Martin (2016–present)[20] Noel King (2018-present)[21]

Newscasters[edit]

Carl Kasell
Carl Kasell
(1979–2009) Jean Cochran (retired 2013) [22] Paul Brown (American journalist) (retired 2013) [22]

News
News
analysts[edit]

Cokie Roberts Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr
(1985-2010 / deceased)[23] Ted Koppel

Correspondents[edit]

Eleanor Beardsley - Foreign Correspondent, Paris Adam Davidson—Correspondent, International Business and Economics Leila Fadel - Foreign Correspondent, Cairo David Folkenflik—Correspondent, Media, Arts Information Unit Lourdes Garcia-Navarro—Foreign Correspondent, Mexico City Anne Garrels—Foreign Correspondent Rob Gifford—Foreign Correspondent, London Tom Gjelten—Correspondent Don Gonyea—Correspondent, White House, Washington Desk Vertamae Grosvenor—Correspondent, Culture, Arts Information Unit Jon Hamilton—Correspondent, Science Desk Robert Krulwich—Correspondent, Science Desk, New York City Mara Liasson - National Political Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton—Foreign Correspondent, Dakar, Senegal Cokie Roberts Ari Shapiro
Ari Shapiro
- Foreign Correspondent, London Nina Totenberg
Nina Totenberg
- Legal Correspondent

Commentators[edit]

Red Barber
Red Barber
(1980–1992; won a Personal Peabody Award
Peabody Award
in 1990 for his Friday-morning conversations with Edwards)[24] Baxter Black ("cowboy poet, philosopher and former large-animal veterinarian") T. R. Reid Frank Deford
Frank Deford
(1980–2017; sports, deceased) Patt Morrison David Sedaris Tom Shales (film and television; also a critic for The Washington Post) Kenneth Turan (film; also a critict for The Los Angeles Times) Joe Bevilacqua
Joe Bevilacqua
(arts)

References[edit]

^ "BJ Leiderman, NPR
NPR
Biography". NPR. Retrieved 2007-04-25.  ^ a b Freedman, Samuel G. (2005-07-17). "'Listener Supported' and 'NPR': All Things Considered". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-17. National Public Radio
National Public Radio
alone reaches more than 20 million listeners, and its daily newsmagazine shows, All Things Considered
All Things Considered
and Morning Edition, attract a larger audience than any program except Rush Limbaugh's.  ^ " NPR
NPR
Programs Attract Record-Breaking Audiences Public Radio Listenership at All-Time High". National Public Radio. 2002. Retrieved 2008-12-17. Reflective of the intense news cycle following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., NPR's newsmagazines and talk programs increased audiences across the board. From Fall 2000 to Fall 2001, Morning Edition
Morning Edition
with Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
jumped from 10.7 to 13 million listeners; All Things Considered
All Things Considered
grew from 9.8 million to nearly 11.9 million; Talk of the Nation
Talk of the Nation
rocketed 40.8 percent to 3 million listeners; Fresh Air
Fresh Air
with Terry Gross
Terry Gross
grew 25.4 percent to nearly 4.2 million and The Diane Rehm
Diane Rehm
Show grew 38.6 percent to nearly 1.4 million. Growth in the NPR
NPR
news/talk audience outpaced similar gains realized by commercial news/talk radio.  ^ "NPR'S Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
Leaving Morning Edition
Morning Edition
Host Chair to Take on New Assignments as NPR
NPR
Senior Correspondent" (Press release). National Public Radio. 23 March 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-17.  ^ Dvorkin, Jeffrey A. (2004-04-28). " Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
Reassigned: Ageism or Just Change?". NPR. Retrieved 2011-07-31.  ^ " Bob Edwards
Bob Edwards
out as 'Morning Edition' host - Business - US business - msnbc.com". MSNBC. 2004-03-23. Retrieved 2011-07-31.  ^ Johnson, Peter (2004-03-25). "Edwards ousted as 'Morning Edition' host". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2011-07-31.  ^ a b https://www.npr.org/people/4510160/david-greene ^ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/15/494061138/npr-shifts-host-roles-for-morning-edition-weekend-edition-sunday ^ Emily Lenzner (31 March 2005). " NPR
NPR
Ratings Reach New High". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2007-09-17.  ^ "The Top Talk
Talk
Radio
Radio
Audiences". Talkers Magazine. Retrieved April 2, 2013. ^ 59th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2000. ^ http://www.wbur.org/about/blog/2014/11/17/npr-morning-edition-clock ^ http://www.wmfe.org/nprs-changes-to-morning-edition-clock/ ^ "Morning Edition's Daily 'Returns'". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2007-09-17.  ^ "Proposed NPR
NPR
clocks would add morning newscasts, longer underwriting credits," from Current.org, 7/3/2014 ^ Clemetson, Lynette (August 30, 2004). "All Things Considered, NPR's Growing Clout Alarms Member Stations". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-04. NPR
NPR
has a contract to program two Sirius channels, NPR Talk
Talk
and NPR
NPR
Now. But Mr. Klose said there were no plans to add the top-rated news programs to its satellite lineup against station wishes. We will respond to the will of the system, he said.  ^ "Steve Inskeep". NPR.org. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2014.  ^ "Renee Montagne". NPR.org. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2014.  ^ " NPR
NPR
Shifts Host Roles For 'Morning Edition,' 'Weekend Edition Sunday'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-11-20.  ^ "Two New Hosts For 'Morning Edition' And 'All Things Considered'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-03-28.  ^ a b "We Say Goodbye To Some NPR
NPR
Colleagues". NPR.org. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2016.  ^ "NPR's Scott Simon
Scott Simon
Remembers Daniel Schorr". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-02-15.  ^ 50th Annual Peabody Awards, May 1991.

External links[edit]

Official site NPR
NPR
People : On-Air

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NPR

Productions

All Songs Considered All Things Considered Alt.Latino Ask Me Another Code Switch Here and Now How I Built This Invisibilia Morning Edition Planet Money TED Radio
Radio
Hour The Thistle & Shamrock Tiny Desk Concerts Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Weekend Edition

Distributions

1A Bullseye with Jesse Thorn Car Talk
Car Talk
(reruns only since 2012) Fresh Air From the Top Latino USA Mountain Stage Only a Game On Point Piano Jazz StoryCorps World Cafe

Current personalities

Noah Adams Melissa Block Audie Cornish Corey Flintoff Terry Gross Maria Hinojosa Jeremy Hobson Steve Inskeep Joshua Johnson Bill Kurtis Anthony Kuhn Tom and Ray Magliozzi Michel Martin Kelly McEvers Bob Mondello Renée Montagne Michele Norris Sylvia Poggioli Arun Rath Guy Raz Fiona Ritchie Cokie Roberts Peter Sagal Ari Shapiro Robert Siegel Scott Simon Lakshmi Singh Susan Stamberg Nina Totenberg Shankar Vedantam Robin Young

Former personalities

Margot Adler Tom Ashbrook Madeleine Brand Alex Chadwick Farai Chideya Neal Conan Dee Dee Bridgewater Bob Edwards Ira Flatow Bob Garfield Brooke Gladstone Liane Hansen Jacki Lyden Carl Kasell Ketzel Levine Marian McPartland Diane Rehm Ken Rudin Daniel Schorr Andrea Seabrook Alison Stewart Ray Suarez Sanford J. Ungar Juan Williams Nancy Wilson Craig Windham

Former productions

Bryant Park Project Day to Day The Diane Rehm
Diane Rehm
Show Earplay Jazz Profiles News
News
& Notes NPR
NPR
Playhouse Talk
Talk
of the Nation Tell Me More State of the Re:Union

See also

American Public Media NPR
NPR
stations NPR
NPR
Music NPR
NPR
controversies NPR
NPR
One Public Radio
Radio
Satellite System Pacifica Radio Public Radio
Radio
International

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