From NPR’s media relations department
NPR is celebrating its 40th birthday today, along with the very first broadcast of All Things Considered (May 2, 1971).
I wanted to point to some fun ways in which we – and NPR fans — are celebrating this huge milestone.
AVATARS: We are encouraging NPR fans to change their Facebook profile pics to an “NPR avatar” . Check out the link to our blog post where they can grab the images and learn a bit more of what we are up to today.
VINTAGE PHOTOS: To honor our history, throughout the day we will post plenty of vintage NPR photos/slideshow (Ira Flatow interviewing Penguins in Antartica in 1979?) on our blog “This is NPR”, on iPhone app Instagram, and on NPR’s Tumblr page.
TUNE IN: hear from many of the “All Things Considered” hosts over the years, today at 4pm, ATC
TWEET OUT: We are having a ‘tweet out’ at 4pm EST to celebrate the first broadcast of All Things Considered – the question we are posing for followers to tweet right at 4pm — is (from our @NPR twitter):
tweet what NPR person you’d most like to have cake with #happybdayNPR
*NOTE TO DC READERS: swing by NPR 635 Mass Ave today for a free popsicle (Pleasant Pops truck) at 2pm (while supplies last, look for the popsicle truck and the NPR employees wearing NPR tees!)
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