HELP WANTED: NPR CHIEF EXECUTIVE
posted by James Reel
In a surprise announcement, the head of NPR has declared that he will be leaving the network to lead the National Geographic Society, which not only publishes that famous yellow-bordered magazine but also operates a cable channel and is planning to build some educational theme parks--returning him to his pre-NPR roots as longtime head of the company that produces Sesame Street.
Why is he leaving NPR after only 21 months? He didn't give a reason, other than the lure of National Geographic, which must be far less depressing to run than an organization with a million-dollar deficit and chronically politicized Congressional funding. On the other hand, every morning now he'll have to face himself in the mirror before going off to run the company that produces Doomsday Preppers.