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A Timeline Of NPR's First 50 Years

Monday, May 3, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of NPR's first on-air original broadcast.

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In the last half-century, NPR and Member stations have been essential, trusted sources for local events and cultural programming featuring music, local history, education and the arts. To mark this milestone, we're reflecting on — and renewing — our commitment to serve an audience that reflects America and to Hear Every Voice.

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