January 6, 2009

NPR Cuts Funding for Inauguration Coverage, Farai Says I'm Outta Here

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio's canceled "News & Notes," said she will leave the show earlier than expected because NPR decided it was "not feasible" for the California-based show to be in Washington to cover Barack Obama's historic Jan. 20 inauguration. She will be in Washington for Inauguration Week in any event.

"Today, I announced that I will end my work as host of 'News & Notes' and leave NPR on Friday, January 16," Chideya said. "As you know, 'News & Notes' was one of two shows recently cancelled, effective March 20, by NPR management as part of broader layoffs and budget cuts. While I had planned to stay with the show until its conclusion, NPR's decisions to curtail resources and cut coverage plans made me reconsider my timing."
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