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All Things Considered - NPR

Neal was in many ways “all things” to the show “All Things Considered” on NPR. He served in a variety of roles to help shape and deliver what is still one of the country’s most important radio news programs. From 1978 to 1980, Neal the producer and executive producer of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, overseeing the daily operations of the afternoon show. The previous year he produced the acclaimed Weekend ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. From 1980 to 1983, Neal was chief of NPR’s New York bureau. In 1983 Neal spent four years as senior editor of NPR’s London Bureau, the organizations major overseas reporting facility. As senior editor, he reported from Moscow, Warsaw, and almost every country in Europe. In 1987, he moved to Washington D.C. where he was  acting news director for five months.  In late 1987, he covered U.S. military operations in the Persian gulf. He played a critical role in designing and maintaining NPR’s live coverage of Pentagon briefings and co-hosted panel discussions. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Neal was a self-taught military historian, and became NPR’s Defense correspondent in 1991. He then covered the First Gulf War from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

(Neal served as editor, producer, executive producer, and on air host of the show over the course of his career at NPR.) 

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