Monday, August 25, 2008

DNC - Behind the Scenes With NPR

On Sunday after the first-ever Democratic Interfaith Service, I attended the Colorado Public Radio kick-off for its Democratic National Convention coverage with a roundtable discussion about NPR's upcoming DNC reporting. The event featured NPR's Linda Wertheimer, Ken Rudin, and Ron Elving. KCFR's Dan Drayer moderated the conversation and audience Q & A.

Hot topics included the effect of Bloggers on NPR coverage, whether the word "Democrat" is a slur, and the difference between "media-generated" and "media-driven" stories. I was happy to hear Linda Wertheimer say she loves to watch Congressional hearings. I'm not the only one!

The discussion airs Monday, Aug. 25, at 11:00 a.m. on KCFR 90.1 FM. For more information, see