The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 January 2008

Some things considered

This month, the University of Oklahoma's KGOU marks twenty-five years in Public Radio, and this story seems telling:

Ken Stern, chief executive of National Public Radio, told OU students Friday that when NPR opened its first foreign bureau in London in 1982, CBS had about two dozen.

"To tell you how things have changed," he said, "we opened our 18th in Kabul (Afghanistan) last year and CBS is down to two."

I bet CBS still has a bigger motor pool, though:

"We have a minivan in Washington and two armored cars in Baghdad," [Stern] said. "That is our fleet of vehicles."

And maybe once in a while Cory Flintoff and Diane Rehm will carpool.

Posted at 9:05 AM to Overmodulation