All Things Considered, the flagship news program of NPR, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2021 NAB Show, held October 9–13 in Las Vegas.
Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award at the NAB Show Welcome event.
ATC made its debut broadcast 50 years ago on May 3, 1971, airing on 90 public radio stations and now is broadcast live every weekday for two hours and for one hour every Saturday and Sunday,
ATC is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time news radio program in the USA, hosted by Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro and on weekends by Michel Martin.
The program covers the most important news of the day, with reports from NPR correspondents in the U.S. and around the world, with thoughtful commentaries, interviews with newsmakers and features on arts, music and entertainment.
ATC has been honored with some of journalism’s highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith, says, “For a half a century, ‘All Things Considered’ has engaged, educated and entertained countless listeners about the news and culture affecting our lives, while serving as a showcase for the importance of public radio. It is a fitting tribute that we induct this landmark program of radio history into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame as it celebrates its 50th year on the air.”
The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history.