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|All Things Considered (NPR)|
Noah Adams is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he is currently the contributing correspondent at the network's National Desk. As a bestselling author, Adams' books tend to document a full year in his life, specifically as that year relates to a particular passion or research project. Adams has also dabbled in major documentary projects, such as Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown in 1981. The program, which he wrote and narrated, earned him the Prix Italia, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, and the Major Armstrong Award.
Adams was the host of the nationally syndicated Minnesota Public Radio variety show Good Evening, created in 1987 to replace A Prairie Home Companion after that show left the air.  Good Evening ran for less than a year before being canceled; A Prairie Home Companion returned after a several-year hiatus.
- Saint Croix Notes: River Mornings, Radio Nights (1990)—A collection of Adams' essays.
- Noah Adams on "All Things Considered": A Radio Journal (1992; ISBN 0-393-03043-1)—Follows his work for NPR during the volatile news year of June 4, 1989 to June 4, 1990.
- Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures (1997; ISBN 0-385-31821-9)—Documents his struggles and random musings on learning how to play the piano at age 51.
- Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (2001; ISBN 0-385-32013-2)—Adams explores and researches the New River, in a journey from North Carolina to West Virginia.
- The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright (2003; ISBN 0-609-81032-4)—Adams narrates the history of the Wright brothers' early aviation years by visiting the sites where history had been made.
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