Posted: November 10, 2003

In an Akron Beacon Journal article, a public radio g.m. worries that Joan Kroc’s $200 million gift to NPR might discourage potential donors from giving to their local stations. The Boston Globe sends NPR a wish list. And a San … Continue reading

Posted: November 7, 2003

More coverage of Joan Kroc’s gift to NPR in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, New York Times and from NPR itself. (Some via Romenesko.) And John Gibson of Fox News asks, “Do you think this will teach NPR that they … Continue reading

Posted: November 6, 2003

Miami Herald Publisher Albuerto Ibarguen is the new chairman of the PBS Board. He describes PBS’s challenges to differentiate and finance its services in a report in today’s Herald.

Posted: November 6, 2003

The late philanthropist Joan Kroc left NPR a gift of $200 million–about double the network’s annual operating budget, reports the Washington Post. She also left $5 million to her hometown public station, KPBS, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The gift … Continue reading

Posted: November 6, 2003

Tomorrow (Nov. 6) NPR will announce that it is receiving the largest monetary gift ever given to a U.S. cultural institution. No word yet on the donor or the amount.

Posted: November 5, 2003

Todd Mundt said he quit his NPR show because he was “burned out,” according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Posted: November 5, 2003

MPT re-tools the format for Wall Street Week with Fortune: “It’s not about a bunch of people on the set sitting around and picking stocks, that’s for sure,” executive producer Larry Moscow tells the Baltimore Sun.

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