Talk:All Things Considered

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I would appreciate a section in this article about the inception and early history of the program. 17:42, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Mumia Abu Jamal[edit]

His Wikipedia page indicates he worked for a local station, not NPR proper. I don't think he belongs on the list of commentators here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:26, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


In copy editing, I changed the style of the Format section to make it more easy to read by the general public. I figure that the people who need to know the info I removed will be receiving the rundown from ATC anyways.


The show has no podcast. The feed is just a regular RSS news feed which describes the segments of the show —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:33, August 20, 2007 (UTC)

Familiar 'dink' theme song?[edit]

How about some more information? I know this is an actual song. Have been trying to track it down since December 1980. This is about all I can find: Don Voegli wrote our current theme in 1973. He says his approach to it was strictly as an instrumental. More on the theme and its evolution here --Bluejay Young 07:07, 4 November 2007 (UTC) The "more on the theme" link is dead as of Oct. 2015.

Strange coincidence? The theme appears in the intro, and slightly out of place at the end, of The Pointer Sisters "Easy Persuasion" On the Break Out LP. I'm not mis-recognizing this am I? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:42, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Lots of info seems to be here, with more info here. How about we make this a section? It's certainly an iconic part of the show, with groups even covering it or writing compositions based on it. Brendotroy (talk) 13:34, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I just noticed that a local television station in Los Angeles at channel 5.1 will broadcast an old film starring Fred MacMurray at about the time I finish this edit. This 1945 film entitled “Murder, He Says,” has what I believe the original music used on ATC (All Things Considered). It is available at The 1971 ATC version differs greatly from the film theme. Nevertheless for a jamming musician, the connection should be obvious. Newer ATC versions strongly resemble the film music. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PEBill (talkcontribs) 17:13, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

After more digging into the origin of the signature theme music of NPR’s (National Public Radio) All Things Considered (ATC). I was surprised to hear it at bout 2:20 am on KUSC. It turned out to be Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann. Of course, there are differences between this Shumann version and subsequent versions, but the similarities cannot be denied. There nay be even earlier versions to be mined. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PEBill (talkcontribs) 10:56, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Since there is a BBC show with the same name at All Things Considered (BBC radio show), I'd suggest moving this article here to All Things Considered (US radio show) and perhaps creating a disambiguation page. Any thoughts? Best, GeneralBelly (talk) 11:00, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Article moved and disambiguation page created. GeneralBelly (talk) 04:59, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
The disambiguation page is OK, but I'd venture that the NPR show is pretty clearly the primary topic for this. olderwiser 12:24, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Robert Conley[edit]

I don't understand why Wikipedia content keeps removing the references of Robert Conley as one of the founders of NPR, and was actually part of the group that pushed the Public Broadcasting initiative through Washington. He & 4 others embarked on the journey to create the network with established stations in the 60s.

Robert Conley, in fact, was also the original General Manager of NPR, and came up with the concept/creation of ATC. The fact the content has erased him is concerning - and disrespectful. Is it being controlled by those egos that are wanting the recognition? This was this man's life's work. It needs to be corrected. All facts are within 40 Year NPR book, the Brodcast Hall of Fame, within cronicals of NPR materials, in cronicals on the Hill, and other reference points(including George Mason University, Foreign Press Corps, to name a few) AllinNews (talk) 19:41, 13 November 2013 (UTC)AllInNews

What verifiable reference is there that says Conley is a "founder" of NPR? Without a verifiable source, such a claim cannot remain. You mention an number of possible sources, but you need to be a little more specific (i.e., page numbers, and if a print source is not available online, quotations from print source would be helpful). olderwiser 19:56, 13 November 2013 (UTC)