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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Thursday, November 06, 2003
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WaPo (thanks to faithful reader, diGGer):

National Public Radio will announce today the largest donation in its history, a cash bequest from the will of the late philanthropist Joan Kroc of about $200 million.

That'll buy a lot of supersized fries! Some quick facts from the folks at Vermont Public Radio (via my wife):

NPR in Washington has an annual operating budget of $100 million. The majority of this gift will go to the NPR Foundation as a permanent endowment. Member stations like VPR provide about half, or $50 million of NPR's budget. Foundation grants, national underwriting, and other sources make up the rest of the money.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) provides no direct support for NPR, but rather receives an appropriation of $300 million which comes to local public TV and Radio stations in the form of Community Service Grants. VPR's grant in FY'03 was appr. $500,000 out of a total budget of $4.6 million.

This is, of course, great news. More funds to be fairer and balanceder than Faux and keep at least some segment of our population informed.


[Update: damn, I just realized that I should've titled this "you want fries with that?"] 

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