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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie : the extraordinary story of the founding mothers of NPR / Lisa Napoli.

Napoli, Lisa. 1963- (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Etna Library 791.44 NAP 31257000288760 New items Checked out 06/28/2021
Howe Library 791.44 NAP 31254003711500 New books - Main floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781419750403
  • Physical Description: xii, 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the "women's pages." But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli's captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author's deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie will be as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.
Subject: National Public Radio (U.S.) > Employees > Biography.
Radio journalists.
Women journalists.

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