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Special Coverage Today: 12:30pm Update

by Todd Mundt on May 2, 2011

Here are out coverage plans for this afternoon:

1-2pm: BBC World Have Your Say – with perspectives on the death of Osama bin Laden from newsmakers and ordinary citizens around the world.

2-3pm: NPR News Special Coverage – NPR’s Neal Conan hosts an hour of coverage from Washington, DC

3-4pm: BBC Newshour – a special edition live from London.

After All Things Considered and Marketplace, we may air a news special at 7pm. Details as we firm them up.

One note: we received a small number of comments about our decision not to air the second hour of the Diane Rehm Show today. The second hour was an interview with Alice Walker about her love of raising chickens. In light of the day’s events, we felt we needed to focus on the bigger story. We stand by our decision to air On Point live from 11am-12pm today.

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Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 6am Update

by Todd Mundt May 2, 2011

We’re offering NPR News special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden this morning. NPR News has reporters fanned out across Washington DC, New York City, the nation and around the world. The main threads of coverage will be the covert military operation targeting Bin Laden – reported by Tom Bowman and Tom Gjelten, […]

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Live Coverage of President Obama Address on Libya at 7pm

by Todd Mundt March 28, 2011

We’ll air President Obama’s speech from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on the US and NATO military operation against Colonel Gadhafi, tonight at 7 PM. Melissa Block will host the NPR News special. NPR’s National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, as well E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Matt Continetti of the Weekly Standard will join her for our coverage.

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NPR News Special Coverage of Libya and Japan Today at 2pm

by Todd Mundt March 21, 2011

We’ll air two hours special coverage from NPR News this afternoon from 2-4pm on WFPL. The first hour will focus on Libya, three days after a US-led coalition began its military campaign to stop the government from attacking anti-Gadhafi rebels. From 3-4pm, we’ll consider the humanitarian crisis in Japan. NPR’s Neal Conan hosts the coverage.

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Updates from Libya on WFPL This Weekend

by Todd Mundt March 19, 2011

We’re closely monitoring the events in Libya within the context of our regular weekend program schedule. You can hear updates in the NPR News on the hour, as well as on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and all night long from BBC Global News. In addition, as events warrant, NPR News will offer special coverage of the events unfolding in Libya. When this happens, WFPL News will interrupt the regular schedule.

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NPR Special Coverage of Libya No-Fly Zone Today at 3pm

by Todd Mundt March 18, 2011

WFPL will air a one-hour news special on Libya this afternoon at 3pm. The NPR News Special, hosted by Neal Conan, will examine the United Nations No-Fly Zone resolution. The special will pre-empt the second hour of Science Friday.

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UPDATE: NPR News Special on Japan at 2pm Today

by Todd Mundt March 14, 2011

Neal Conan will host, and although details are sketchy, we expect to hear from NPR reporters on the ground in Japan, as well as other guests. We expect NPR to focus on the developing nuclear story there, as well as the earthquake recovery efforts.

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Update: Obama Press Conference at 12:30pm

by Todd Mundt March 11, 2011

President Obama’s press conference has been shifted to 12:30pm today. We’ll begin live coverage from NPR News at 12:20pm, with Neal Conan anchoring from Washington.

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