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Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
I just read that NPR's Morning Edition is booting Bob Edwards as its anchor, demoting him to a correspondent. Instead, Steve Inskeep and Rene Montagne will be co-anchors.

They can't do this! It's outrageous! What will I do without Bob Edwards' voice to tell me about all the news on my morning commute?
Posted by Starla* (Member # 5835) on :
I don't know. Live. Cry. I don't know.

I don't listen to NPR--why are these other two so bad?
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
They're not bad. However, they are reporters, not anchors. They are definitely not Bob Edwards.
Posted by advice for robots (Member # 2544) on :
Probably a money issue. NPR probably can't really afford any high-profile personalities.

I pretty much listen to NPR exclusively. Their news programs are in a class by themselves, and they play jazz all night. Mmm.
Posted by Starla* (Member # 5835) on :
that sucks. I'm sorry.
Posted by Nato (Member # 1448) on :

There's NPR's announcement. It doesn't say why he left Morning Edition. I'm sad he's gone though. I woke up to his voice for years.
NPR said:
Beginning in May, NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Renee Montagne will serve as interim hosts of Morning Edition pending selection of Edwards' successor.

[ March 23, 2004, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: Nato ]
Posted by Rhaegar The Fool (Member # 5811) on :
Personally I thought Bob Edwards had a rather monotonal voice for a radio host.

Posted by aka (Member # 139) on :
I'm upset, too. Bob Edwards is just the best! I can't imagine why they'd ever think of getting rid of him. He's so smart and he always hits just the right note on interviews. The way he interacts with people is perfect. I will miss him terribly. I think we should get up in arms, have a huge march on the NPR headquarters in D.C., throw rotten tomatoes, and roll all their yards. How could they?

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