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Bill Siemering

'My Experimental Life': An Interview With Bill Siemering (Part Three)

David Galenson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Bill Siemering wrote the original mission statement for National Public Radio, served as the first director of programming for NPR, and invented NPR's first signature program, All Things Considered.

'My Experimental Life': An Interview with Bill Siemering (Part Two)

David Galenson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
David Galenson

Bill Siemering has been a key figure in the modern development of public broadcasting. This second part of the interview treats his time at NPR.

"My Experimental Life": An Interview With Bill Siemering (Part One)

David Galenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media
David Galenson

"Listeners could hear the saw at the Bethlehem Steel factory and hear workers changing shifts; hear a little bell at the Pillsbury factory and street sounds and airplanes coming in. The idea was that natural sounds could be heard as music and you could check what the city sounded like over time."