Vivian Schiller: The Future of NPR

FRI, FEB 20, 2009 (55:06)

National Public Radio (NPR) President and CEO Vivian Schiller, on a special visit to Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s (PBA) studios, gives a sneak peek into her strategy for the future direction of the network. PBA President Milton Clipper and General Manager John Weatherford provide introductions.

+ BIO: Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller joined NPR as president and CEO in 2009. She was previously with The New York Times Company where she served as senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com. Schiller oversees all NPR operations and initiatives, including the organization’s critical partnerships with more than 800 member stations, and service to more than 26 million people who listen to NPR programming every week.

+ BIO: John Weatherford

John Weatherford came to public broadcasting after working in commercial radio since 1966, commercial television since 1969 and running his own production companies (radio, TV, graphics and 3D animation) for 15 years. Much of the programming created in those 15 years ended up on public television; some of those series are still airing today. The majority of his more than 30 years in commercial broadcasting was spent in news and local programming. He has also served as vice president of the Georgia Radio Reading Service board for almost a decade.

+ BIO: Milton C. Clipper Jr.

Milton C. Clipper Jr. has been the president and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) since 1995. PBA includes WABE 90.1FM, and PBA-30, Atlanta’s PBS station. PBA also includes its educational cable channel APS 22. Clipper attended Montgomery College and The Corcoran School of Art, majoring in visual communications.

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