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    NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns

    NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns

    Just a day after the release of a devastating video of NPR officials dining with a purported Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group for the purpose of soliticing a $5 million donation, and months after the Juan Williams firing, Vivian Schiller, President and CEO of NPR has resigned.

    NPR just released this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards:

    “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.”

    Updates to follow.

    It was Schiller who took a big swing at Juan Williams last October:

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    Schiller was empowered by the board. The board sets the tone. The board needs to acknowledge it is the problem and resign en masse.

    Van Halen | March 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Republicans need to strike now while the iron is hot and defund NPR. NPR has practically handed its own head to them on a silver platter.

    The Shiller video is incoherent and not credible. If Palin made those remarks, the Left would howl for days.


    Here's the Board page, obviously in need (as of this writing) of at least one key "update" —

    Here is the description:

    "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."

    Oops, in my previous comment, Shiller -> Schiller.

    Maybe 'Shiller' was a Freudian slip…

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