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All Things Considered

All Things Considered (ATC), the first news program to air on the United States' National Public Radio network (NPR), first broadcast to about 90 radio stations on May 3, 1971. The first story covered on ATC was the anti-Vietnam-war protests taking place in Washington, D.C, where NPR and ATC are based.

Early broadcasts were 90 minutes long; now they run for 2 hours.

The program combines a varied mix of news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features. It airs on weekday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST. NPR member stations in other time zones usually run the program on tape delay.

All Things Considered now airs on over 560 radio stations and reaches an audience of approximately 12 million listeners each weekday. It's co-hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block.

Table of contents
1 Weekend All Things Considered
2 Awards
3 Hosts
4 Commentators
5 Featured series
6 External links

Weekend All Things Considered

Weekend All Things Considered (WATC), a one-hour version of the show broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays, premiered in 1977. Steve Inskeep is the current host of WATC.


Major awards won by All Things Considered include the Ohio State Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the DuPont Award, the American Women in Radio and Television Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

In 1993, All Things Considered was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, the first public radio program to be given that honor.



Featured series

From time to time, NPR produces and distributes short series of radio pieces. Series that have aired during All Things Considered include:

External links