Originally created 11/29/03

Editorial makes staff appear close-minded



In your Nov. 14 editorial, "NPR's windfall a Kroc," the editorial writer's comments about National Public Radio and the recent gift it received from Joan B. Kroc's estate are puzzling.

Apparently unhappy with some NPR news coverage, the writer suggests we ignore NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Performance Today, Fresh Air, Marion McPartland, Talk of the Nation, Car Talk, Science Friday and many other programs which provide a variety and intellectual content not found anywhere else on radio.

The writer makes the newspaper's editorial staff appear remarkably closed to or, even worse, unaware of the many programs of value NPR offers. What a shame.

Richard Dillenbeck, Augusta