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SPR Talks With Retiring NPR Host Robert Siegel


Normally we focus in this program on people and events in the Inland Northwest. But when someone with the stature of Robert Siegel is available for interviews, you jump at the chance to talk with him.

Siegel joined NPR in 1976 and he’s been there ever since. He’ll leave the network at the end of next week. Siegel became host of All Things Considered in 1987. But before that he played an important role in the network’s growth. He opened NPR’s first overseas bureau, in London, in 1979 and stayed there for four years. When he came back to the U-S, he went from reporting to management and that’s where we start our interview.

Robert Siegel’s final day as host of All Things Considered will be January 5.