Who didn’t make NPR’s beautiful new 271-page coffee table book, This is NPR, packed with pictures and stories from the past four decades? The book is to honor NPR’s 40th anniversary with essays, behind-the-scenes photographs and transcripts of memorable interviews.
1. Cokie Roberts. Wrong. She made it.
2. NPR’s media reporter David Folkenflik. Wrong. He made it and writes an essay on the future of media.
3. Juan Williams. You’d be right. He didn’t make the cut.
When asked about Williams, who had been with NPR for a decade before being fired last week, not making the cut, NPR Spokeswoman Anna Christopher told FishbowlDC: “Of course there are hundreds of NPR people who aren’t in the book. This Is NPR is written by several dozen staffers – we are an organization of many hundreds. We put out an open request to all employees to tell the story of NPR as they experienced it. Many, from on-air hosts and personalities, to engineers and librarians, did just that – submitting their personal accounts of events in our history.”