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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns
NPR ^ | March 9, 2011

Posted on 03/09/2011 6:49:39 AM PST by Second Amendment First

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, NPR just announced.

This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotapped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O'Keefe on a "sting.") Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Enlarge Michael Benabib/AP

Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Michael Benabib/AP

Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo).

Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller's comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effectively immediately. But Ron Schiller's gaffe followed last fall's dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism.

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

"It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

"The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

"Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR's mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

"According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

"I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR's leadership team."

We'll have much more on this as the story develops.

Update at 9:30 a.m. ET: "I'm told by sources that she was forced out," NPR's David Folkenflik just said on Morning Edition.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2shills4muslims; antiamericans; jamesokeefe; nationalputridradio; npr; pinkos; schiller; vivianschiller
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

exactly, there are emails notes, etc. You don’t fish and think you have hooked a $5 million catch and not tell the skipper. Lots of paper/email trail for those inclined.

Conservatives orgnizations ought to be giving O’Keefe all kinds of awards. With just two video hits he has accomplished more than 20 years of miserable Republican (socialist) existence and subsurvitude.

The Big Boo


51 posted on 03/09/2011 7:09:44 AM PST by The Big Boo (Lone Wolf M/C)
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To: Lazamataz

Aren’t you guys sweet.


52 posted on 03/09/2011 7:11:12 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Ow! Waaay too big.


53 posted on 03/09/2011 7:11:26 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: SonsOfLibertyII
O’Keefe was on the HH show yesterday, I didn't hear the interview, but HH commented afterwords that he though O’Keefe was laying in the weeds with a lot more to come.
54 posted on 03/09/2011 7:11:51 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Second Amendment First

WOW! 2 in less than 24 hours. Sounds like a putsch is underway at NPR, and you know how nasty dedicated Leftists can be when it comes to eating their own young.

It’s going to be highly entertaining to watch this one continue, and continue it will. You gotta figure that the Schillers had all kinds of acolytes on staff at NPR and they will not be pleased with this decision. I look for a bunch of resignations in the coming weeks.

Nothing beats a good housecleaning.....


55 posted on 03/09/2011 7:11:54 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!)
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To: EternalVigilance

The Board of Directors of NPR is responsible for the governance of our 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. The board sets the policies and overall direction for NPR management, monitors NPR’s performance, and provides financial oversight. The board consists of seventeen directors, ten of whom are managers of NPR member stations and are elected to the board by their fellow member stations. The seven remaining directors include the president of NPR, the chairman of the NPR Foundation, and five prominent members of the public selected by the board and confirmed by NPR member stations.

NPR Board Meetings
NPR Member Station Managers

Steve Bass
President and Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Bill Davis
President and CEO, Southern California Public Radio

Dave Edwards
Director/General Manager, WUWM
Chair of the Board, NPR

Jose Fajardo
President & CEO, WMFE

Betsy Gardella
President and CEO, New Hampshire Public Radio

Kit Jensen
Chief Operating Officer WVIZ/PBS & 90.3 WCPN ideastream

Jon McTaggart
Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Public Radio

Greg Petrowich
Executive Director, WSIU Public Broadcasting

Marita Rivero
Vice President and General Manager for Radio and Television, WGBH

Roger Sarow
President, WFAE-FM

President of NPR

Vivian Schiller
President and CEO

Chair of the NPR Foundation

Antoine W. van Agtmael
Chair, NPR Foundation; Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Emerging Markets Management, LLP

Public Members of the Board

Carol Cartwright
President, Bowling Green State University; Vice Chair of the Board, NPR

Eduardo A. Hauser
Chief Executive Officer, DailyMe, Inc.

John A Herrmann, Jr.
Vice Chairman, Lincoln International

Lyle Logan
Managing Director, Global Financial Institutions Group

Howard H. Stevenson
Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School; Senior Associate Dean, Director of HBS Publishing


56 posted on 03/09/2011 7:12:24 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Second Amendment First

NPR is ACORN in an ascot. Time to set it free.


57 posted on 03/09/2011 7:12:52 AM PST by cartervt2k (...and they cling to their abortions and their global warming religion)
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To: Second Amendment First
I'm sorry to see her go.

After hearing her Press Club speech, the more she talked, the more liberal elitist she revealed herself to be...and a complete lack of self-awareness. It was great. She had “defund me now” stamped on her forehead, but didn't know it.

58 posted on 03/09/2011 7:13:09 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Delta Dawn; Second Amendment First
Aren’t you guys sweet.

YAY! We got another to join us!

Come on into bed, Delta!

59 posted on 03/09/2011 7:13:34 AM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: cartervt2k

NPR is ACORN in an ascot.
____________________________________

LOL! I love it!


60 posted on 03/09/2011 7:14:22 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I just stuffed $25 in his pocket. Everyone help him out - http://www.theprojectveritas.org/


61 posted on 03/09/2011 7:14:43 AM PST by cartervt2k (...and they cling to their abortions and their global warming religion)
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To: PapaBear3625

A ten bagger when she was young, now only a blind vampire would hit it.


62 posted on 03/09/2011 7:15:11 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Second Amendment First

CEO Vivian Schiller >>>>>>>

The aggravating thing is this liberal dolt will easily score another $250,000 job in the women ruled liberal miasma of .edus, NGOs, charities and foundations. Useless parasites for the most part and heavily dominated by female employment.

Who actually produces in the USA? The farmers getting ready to plant grain and beans (for the 2011 season) and all the other farmers who raise and supply vegetables, fruits, meats chicken

We have a manufacturing sector that produces
We have an energy sector that produces that Obama is doing his best to impede and dismantle
Medical sector-— half of that could be done away with if people didn’t abuse their health so much eating junk and processed foods
Governments-— easily half the bureaucrats are redundant (should be fired) and could easily be streamlined by computers and


63 posted on 03/09/2011 7:15:18 AM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: bjc
O’Keefe was on w/Savage yesterday and he said that there are more NPR undercover tapes to be released.
64 posted on 03/09/2011 7:16:10 AM PST by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: DAC21

Yeah, he always does that. Wise as serpents. O’Keefe must be reading his Bible. Matthew 10:16.


65 posted on 03/09/2011 7:17:02 AM PST by SonsOfLibertyII
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To: JPG

I can’t WAIT!!!!

Drip

drip

drip.


66 posted on 03/09/2011 7:17:12 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: ecomcon

It gets very little in the way of direct Federal grant money.


67 posted on 03/09/2011 7:17:26 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: All

Are Vivian and Ron related?


68 posted on 03/09/2011 7:17:31 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Lazamataz

Let me check my shot record first, then I’ll be right there.


69 posted on 03/09/2011 7:17:51 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: bjc

Yesterday O ‘Keefe said he had more NPR videos he was holding back on until he saw NPR’s response. Perhaps Viv is in one of them.


70 posted on 03/09/2011 7:18:14 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: Bean Counter
WOW! 2 in less than 24 hours. Sounds like a putsch is underway at NPR, and you know how nasty dedicated Leftists can be when it comes to eating their own young.

It's all about the cold hard cash .... Republican Congress has their budget on the chopping block so they sacrificed two virgins to mollify the angry gods

71 posted on 03/09/2011 7:18:20 AM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: cartervt2k

Perfect description!


72 posted on 03/09/2011 7:18:29 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Second Amendment First

BTTT!


73 posted on 03/09/2011 7:18:46 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Luke21

Are Vivian and Ron related?

Only in that they are both Schill’s for the Communist Party


74 posted on 03/09/2011 7:20:10 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Second Amendment First
Mabye she could get into cowboy poetry?


75 posted on 03/09/2011 7:20:36 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Cboldt

I guess that answers the question, “Do libdroids dream of organic goats?”


76 posted on 03/09/2011 7:20:51 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: the Real fifi
Perhaps Viv is in one of them.

Ya think?

How else to explain her incredibly hasty departure?

77 posted on 03/09/2011 7:21:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (As the nation plunges off a cliff, the GOP taps the brakes for political effect.)
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To: DAC21
O’Keefe was on the HH show yesterday, I didn't hear the interview, but HH commented afterwords that he though O’Keefe was laying in the weeds with a lot more to come.

I heard it. There is more to come, but O'Keefe wouldn't say when or what.

...and the interview was great. Hewitt, as usual, is one of the best interviewers on radio, and asked a lot of great questions...ones that I wanted answers to.

Transcript of the Interview

78 posted on 03/09/2011 7:22:03 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: PapaBear3625

well.....there goes breakfast........


79 posted on 03/09/2011 7:22:20 AM PST by digger48 (a)
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To: PapaBear3625

well.....there goes breakfast........


80 posted on 03/09/2011 7:22:20 AM PST by digger48 (a)
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To: Second Amendment First

Two shills gone in less than a day!.............


81 posted on 03/09/2011 7:23:25 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: ecomcon

Mr Schiller assured the MEAC they would survive. He said they only get 10% of funding from government and while they might have to shut down some stations they could go on. Let’s take him at his word, try it and see.


82 posted on 03/09/2011 7:24:00 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Second Amendment First

What kind of “golden parachute” did she get on her way out?


83 posted on 03/09/2011 7:24:53 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (For the first time in my adult life, I'm scared of my government.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Is that a challenger to Helen Thomas?


84 posted on 03/09/2011 7:27:06 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (For the first time in my adult life, I'm scared of my government.)
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To: MrB; Second Amendment First
Or was it "Vyvyan"?


85 posted on 03/09/2011 7:27:17 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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To: KansasGirl
As a conservative it infuriates me that my tax $$$ supports left-wing propaganda outlets.

This is part of the overall strategy. The left uses tax dollars to fund their political activities. In schools, for example, if you don't support the government schools, you can send your kid to private school. However, you're still going to pay for the government school. They get all their money and half of ours to advance their agenda.

86 posted on 03/09/2011 7:27:17 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: maggief; All

BUH BYE!!!

Yippee kiyay kiyo!!

Her Nat’l Press farce yesterday

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0oG7kbgmXdNlm8Aj_lXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=vivian%20schiller%20national%20press%20club&type=pogo&fr2=tab-web&fr=chr-ober

“wish those folks could be in our editorial meetings ..”
“journalism reflects no particular bias” ..
“I ask them to point to specific stories” ..
“no question it’s a perception issue” ..

AND SOMEONE DID THEIR HOMEWORK AND FOUND THE TRUTH!!

ROFL!


87 posted on 03/09/2011 7:27:50 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Second Amendment First
"Wow two Schiller’s gone in less than a day."

Lost a florin

88 posted on 03/09/2011 7:28:06 AM PST by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: Republic of Texas

Rush outed these two Kapos yesterday. We The People must call our reps and demand all the funding to this bunch of RATs be stopped.


89 posted on 03/09/2011 7:28:12 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: org.whodat; Lazmataz; Delta Dawn; Second Amendment First
A ten bagger when she was young, now only a blind vampire would hit it.

Now that's funny! With your comments and those from Laz, Delta Dawn and Second Amendment First, I have been LOL on this thread!

90 posted on 03/09/2011 7:28:21 AM PST by txlurker
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To: kalee
Agree....you no that Schiller was the sacrificial lamb, every member of that Board of Directors all have he same prejudices. Next the pressure needs to be put on these Company's whom cough up the real money with Grants.
91 posted on 03/09/2011 7:28:33 AM PST by DAC21
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To: All

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92 posted on 03/09/2011 7:29:08 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: DAC21

Ooops...know not no


93 posted on 03/09/2011 7:29:43 AM PST by DAC21
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To: dennisw
Who actually produces in the USA? The farmers getting ready to plant grain and beans (for the 2011 season) and all the other farmers who raise and supply vegetables, fruits, meats chicken

Even that's subsidized, both directly and indirectly.

We have an energy sector that produces that Obama is doing his best to impede and dismantle

There's little energy production. It's mostly extraction, conversion, and exploitation of finite resources. (Of course, "produced" energy isn't really produced, but is just captured, but at least it's not finite.)

Medical sector-— half of that could be done away with if people didn’t abuse their health so much eating junk and processed foods

Hollywood produces exportable products. Technological developments are still made. Universities still bring in students from overseas so we can give away our knowledge in exchange for tuition.

94 posted on 03/09/2011 7:29:48 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: ropin71

At the end of the this video it said “to be continued”.
They must have something else. I there is real uneasiness at NPR while they wait for the other shoe to fall.


95 posted on 03/09/2011 7:30:01 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Second Amendment First

Schiller was fired, Schiller (F) was fired too.....make no mistake, NPR is in FULL CYA mode since they slandered Juan Williams TWICE. I hope Juan sues the rainbow colored panties of both him and her!


96 posted on 03/09/2011 7:30:42 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: dennisw

As the Left gets further defunded, there will be fewer and fewer of those 6-figure jobs for liberals. Let them fund themselves without the benefits of capitalism, which they openly disparage.

One victory at a time.

Dave Edwards gave the game away when he stated that “with deep regret Schiller was resigning,” which means that he and his Board understand nothing and will change nothing.

Defund them now. I’ve yet to see any news article that actually states how much federal subsidy this horrible organization is fleecing from the taxpayers.


97 posted on 03/09/2011 7:30:58 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Delta Dawn
I would be much more concerned about Laz’s shot records being current if I were you...
98 posted on 03/09/2011 7:31:15 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Second Amendment First
Light is a disinfectant. Thanks Mr O’Keefe for the light.
99 posted on 03/09/2011 7:31:31 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Wouldn't you love to be the fly on the wall by the NPR water cooler?? Every single person who talked to the MEAC guys is racking their brains and trying to remember what incriminating things they said. "Did you meet with them?" "No, did you?" "Yes!" "Do you think they got you on film?" "I have no idea! It's freaking me out!"

I love it.

I'm gonna go hit O'Keefe's tip jar. Everyone here should do the same.

100 posted on 03/09/2011 7:32:03 AM PST by ponygirl
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