At 5 p.m. ET on May 3, 1971, the first All Things Considered went on the air. In the three decades since, almost everything about the program has changed -- the hosts and producers, the length and time of the program, the equipment used, and the audience. But one thing remains the same: the determination to get the day's big stories on the air, and to bring them alive through sound and voice.
For two hours every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish and Melissa Block present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Guy Raz hosts the weekend program.
By the time All Things Considered marked its 30th anniversary on the air, the program had earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the Peabody, DuPont and Overseas Press Club awards.
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