March 24, 2005

National Public Radio

Marcia Franklin speaks with Kevin Klose, the president and chief executive officer for National Public Radio (NPR). NPR has more than 770 stations nationwide and a weekly audience of more than 22 million listeners.

A former correspondent and editor with The Washington Post, Klose took over as president of NPR in 1998. He was previously the director of U.S. International Broadcasting, overseeing the U.S. government's global radio and television news services. Prior to holding that position, he was president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

A former Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, Klose is also the author of five books, including "Russia and the Russians: Inside the Closed Society," winner of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award.

He talks with Franklin about the state of radio broadcasting, including innovations like satellite radio, and the role of entities such as the International Broadcasting Bureau, a branch of the U.S. government which broadcasts programs such as "Voice of America" and "Radio Marti" into other countries.