Mc-NPR? Public Broadcaster Celebrates

Employees of National Public Radio were stunned by the $200 million gift left by Joan Kroc. “NPR employees celebrated the news by eating takeout McDonald’s for lunch yesterday. ‘When I heard about the scope of it, I was almost speechless – a dangerous state in my line of work,’ said longtime NPR host Susan Stamberg. ‘This was totally unexpected.’ She joked that she was changing her name to ‘McStamberg’. Before her death last month at 75, Kroc, widow of McDonald’s mastermind Ray Kroc, had committed her attention and some of her $1.7 billion fortune to charity.”