NPR: Age discrimination?
: NPR is ousting Bob Edwards as the host of its morning show. Time for a change and all that. New role. He’s 56 and has been there from the start and has done a good job from the start (no matter what you think of NPR’s politics, he’s a pro). In the Times story, he’s as politic as he can be and his colleagues don’t dar call this what it is: Killing the graybeard. I’d expect that from commercial networks (except, in fact, they do leave Andy Rooney Dan Rather in the job long past the time they became bores). But NPR? Tsk-tsk.
by Jeff Jarvis