In response to Richard Wagner’s recent BND letter thanking Diane Rehm for leaving her radio show, I would also like to add my thanks. But my thanks are for her 37 years with National Public Radio and a program that earned a Peabody Award and an audience of 2.4 million listeners.
My wife and I looked forward to her 2-hour morning show from 9 to 11 on KWMU. In typical NPR and PBS fashion, she brought in guests to discuss both sides of issues for an attempt at objective analyses.
She started as a volunteer and developed a program with a reputation for a first hour of guests discussing various political topics, and a second hour with a similar format on a variety of topics.
In the milieu of programs like Rush Limbaugh’s with a conservative slant, those on PBS and NPR that make an attempt at objectively discussing both sides of political issues are seen by some as liberal.
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But Wagner’s discomfort with Rehm is understandable, as she did on occasion allow her liberal bias to show.
Ray Hollmann, Fairview Heights