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Merritt Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition (88* d) RE: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition 06 Apr 04

Last Friday on Wisconsin Public Radio, the Media Talk call-in show focused on The Bob and his pseudo-ouster. You can listen (hopefully) here:

Program Description: The former director of Wisconsin Public Radio, Jack Mitchell, joins Dave Berkman, after five, to discuss Bob Edwards departure from NPR's Morning Edition. Guest: Jack Mitchell is the former director of Wisconsin Public Radio and held various positions with NPR. He's currently a professor of journalism and mass communications at UW–Madison. Berkman, the interviewer, is a retired professor of Mass Communications at UW-Milwaukee, writes a weekly media column for The Shepherd Express, and spent the early years of his career working in public broadcasting at the national level.

If the above link doesn't work, go here, select program listing for April 2, 2004, and scroll down to Media Talk:

Personally, altho I appreciate and actively support some programs on Wisconsin Public Radio, Bob Edwards plodding style is not for me. IMHO when Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne co-hosted for a few weeks last year, the energy level rose exponentially without drifting into hype-fest territory. Regarding the NPR news content discussion, like a lot of folks here I depend on many sources to try to figure what the heck is going on. NPR/WPR provide part of the picture.

- Merritt

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