Something New To Annoy Bill O’Reilly

National Public Radio has received an enormous gift from the will of the late philanthropist Joan Kroc, amounting to more than twice the network’s annual operating budget. The gift of $200 million came as a total shock to NPR staffers, who are speculating that the money could be used to rescue several music and culture programs which fell to the budget axe this year. Alternatively, the network could decide to use the gift, which seems to have no strings attached, to expand its focus on news and information programming. NPR’s board will meet in the next several weeks to decide how the bequest will be spent.