I don’t know when NPR started to takeover, but it seems to be always on at my house. This book profiles a number of NPR newscasters including some of my favorites like Scott Simon and Nina Totenberg. Phillips explores how veteran NPR personalities ended up in radio and the reader gets a sense of what NPR was like in its early days. Bob Edwards claims to have had a brief fling with Nina Totenberg and recalls how difficult it was to keep up with who was dating who. It’s interesting to see how NPR journalists live with their gruelling schedules and still manage to have families. It’s also surprising how many of them don’t have college degrees. If you listen to public radio you will want to read this, even if you only read about your favorites.