NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International.Its content is also available on-demand online, on mobile networks, and, in many cases, as podcasts.To oversee the day-to-day operations and prepare its budget, members elect a Board of Directors.
Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs; most broadcast a mix of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International, Public Radio Exchange and WNYC Studios, and locally produced programs.
The organisation's flagship shows are two drive-time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are among the most popular radio programs in the country.
This act was signed into law by 36th President Lyndon B.
Johnson, and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also created the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for television in addition to NPR.
NPR suffered an almost fatal setback in 1983 when efforts to expand services created a deficit of nearly US$7 million.
After a Congressional investigation and the resignation of NPR's then president, Frank Mankiewicz, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting agreed to lend the network money in order to stave off bankruptcy.A month later, the afternoon drive-time newscast All Things Considered began, on May 3, 1971, first hosted by Robert Conley.NPR was primarily a production and distribution organization until 1977, when it merged with the Association of Public Radio Stations.National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming.Kroc, the widow of Ray Kroc, founder of Mc Donald's Corporation.