All Things Considered

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On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.

However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block. In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays, currently hosted by Guy Raz.

During each broadcast, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. The hosts interview newsmakers and contribute their own reporting. Rounding out the mix are the disparate voices of a variety of commentators, including Sports Commentator Stefen Fastis, Poet Andrei Codrescu and Political Columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne,

All Things Considered has earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.

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Middle East
1:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Gaza City

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 3:24 pm

For a Gazan perspective on the prospect of a cease-fire, Robert Siegel talks to Mukhaimer Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al-Azhar University. They discuss the Israeli air strikes in Gaza and what must happen before fighting settles.

Middle East
1:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Israel

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 3:24 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

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Remembrances
1:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

In Memory Of Lorin Maazel, The Maestro Behind The Castleton Festival

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 3:24 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

A week ago, my wife and I drove deep into the Piedmont region of Virginia to Rappahannock County in the lush foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our destination was a chamber concert at the Castleton Festival, a showplace for young musicians.

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Media
1:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 3:24 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

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Middle East
3:22 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Palestinians With Foreign Passports Leave Gaza As Attacks Continue

The conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, with intensifying Israeli air strikes against in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israel. More than 160 people have been killed so far.

NPR Story
3:22 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Germany And Argentina Face Off In World Cup Final

The World Cup final takes place on Sunday in Brazil. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Russell Lewis in Rio de Janeiro about the match, which went into extra time with a score of 0-0.

Remembrances
2:32 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Lorin Maazel, World-Renowned American Composer, Dies At 84

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 3:22 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

And we end today's show with a remembrance world-renowned American conductor Lorin Maazel has died. Maazel was born in 1930 in Paris and was a child prodigy. By age 5 he was taking violin lessons, by 7 he was conducting. And by the time he was a teenager he had conducted most of the major American orchestras. He spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel in 2009.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Movies
2:32 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

The Best Movies Of The Year — From 20 Years Ago

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 7:19 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

Twenty years ago, movies were movies. Great, good, bad, iconic, worth remembering.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FORREST GUMP")

HANNA HALL: (As Jenny) Run Forrest run.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "SPEED")

DENNIS HOPPER: (As Howard Payne) Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50 it blows up.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "PULP FICTION")

JOHN TRAVOLTA: (As Vincent Vega) Do know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?

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Iraq
2:32 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 6:33 pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad.

Remembrances
1:54 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Tommy Ramone, born Tom Erdelyi, has died at age 65. The drummer was the last living member of the legendary punk band he helped create.

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