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Drama at NPR...should she have resigned?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/03/npr-tea-party-secret-video-federal-funding-/1

NPR has announced that CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned.

Schiller is not related to former fundraising chief Ron Schiller, who was caught on a secretly taped video blasting Tea Party supporters as "racist" and saying the public broadcasting outlet doesn't need federal funding.

Dave Edwards, chairman of NPR's board of directors, said the board accepted Vivian Schiller's resignation with "understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years."

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 9:53 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • time to get off of that sinking ship.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:54 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • For political purposes, it was good she resigned. It still will be used to feed the conservative fire and effect funding issues...possibly. The general public listens to and sees NPR as a valuable U.S. asset. Not to mention the entertainment value of Car Talk and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell men and A Prairie Home Companion.


    NPR is much more than a news station

    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 9:58 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • NPR is much more than a news station


    Answer by adnilm


    Very ture. News is only a tiny portion of what they do.

    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 10:02 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • time to get off of that sinking ship.


    Answer by jewjewbee


    Do you think that's why she left? Because she thinks they are going under?

    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 10:02 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • I would have guessed, let me repeat guessed there are a few reasons.
    1. Recurrent scandal while she is in a position of authority
    2. She may have something to hide, and doesn't want to be on a hidden video or is currently on a hidden video somewhere
    3. Loss of funding, for many liberal programs in the future now that the GOP gained over 600 elected seats in Nov.
    4. Lack of support for NPR from the WH, who they worked very hard to put Obama in office
    5. Once a lack of morale comes into play into any workplace, the people who CAN find better employment do.
    6. Loss of funding that results in loss of bonus or merit pay increases and or bonuses.
    7.and a continual decline in assets over the last 4 years
    http://www.moneycontrol.com/financials/nprfinance/balance-sheet/NPR
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:13 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • WOOPS
    that's not NPR the radio company
    lemmee google some more. lol
    bad linkie bad linkie
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:15 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Simply, YES
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Shine the light on NPR and their true colors appear....
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:50 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • Shine the light on NPR and their true colors appear....


    Answer by grlygrlz2


    I'm not sure that the personal opinion of a single employee reflects the "true colors" of an entire organization.

    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 10:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • well sorry USR, all I can find is a statement in Worth magazine that says NPR is efficient in money budgeting. No clear financial statements can I find today.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

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