From the opinions of global news makers to listeners’ personal experiences of life-changing travel…the wisdom of renowned thinkers activists and spiritual leaders…and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground…the NPR talk show “Tell Me More” brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.
Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. “Tell Me More” marks Martin’s first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.
“Tell Me More” was first introduced publicly online beginning in December 2006 through a novel “open piloting” program development process launched by NPR entitled “Rough Cut.” Martin and the show’s producers provided listeners with a regular podcast and blog, all available through www.NPR.org, testing show ideas, offering sample segments and soliciting user feedback.
Martin brought award-winning experience as a broadcast and print journalist when she joined NPR in January 2006. While developing the program, Michel has served as contributor and substitute host for NPR newsmagazines, talk shows and NPR News special coverage such as mid-term election night. Martin spent 15 years at ABC news as a correspondent for “Nightline” and other programs and specials, including the network’s coverage of September 11, a documentary on the Anita Hill Clarence Thomas controversy and a critically acclaimed AIDS documentary. Martin also contributed reports for ABC News’ ongoing series, “America in Black and White.” Prior to joining ABC, Michel covered state and local politics for the “Washington Post” and national politics and policy at the “Wall Street Journal,” where she was White House correspondent. She has been a regular panelist on the PBS series “Washington Week” and a contributor to “NOW with Bill Moyers.”
“Tell Me More” is produced at NPR’s worldwide headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a production of NPR News in association with the African American Public Radio Consortium, representing 22 independent public radio stations that serve predominantly black communities.
- Larry Don Johnson – Development Director
- Sheldon T. Nunn – Music Director
- Donna Franklin Interim Assistant General Manager
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