NPR’s Edwards Problem

National Public Radio is taking a public beating over its announcement that Bob Edwards is being replaced as host of Morning Edition. “NPR is suffering a severe credibility loss because of the inexplicability of this management move. There is no rational explanation to anyone else outside National Public Radio as to why this should be done.” And yet, NPR member stations have been criticizing the show for years. “You would not have been able to go to a gathering where representatives of member stations were present and not hear talk about how ‘Morning Edition’ could be improved. I think management has done due diligence on the whole thing.”