Michael Eric Dyson Exits National Public Radio
March 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM (PT)
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON has exited his NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR) show which was produced by MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY’s WEAA in BALTIMORE. The show and the production will cease at the end of the month.
For the next three weeks guest hosts will fill on the show. DYSON, who is a GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY professor, author of 16 books, prominent social critic and frequent guest on MSNBC’s “POLITICS NATION” hosted by REV. AL SHARPTON, had been hosting the popular talk show on a grant of over $500,000 from the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING. The program was part of public radio’s widely publicized African-American Programming Consortium (AAPRC). But the show was only carried on about a dozen public radio stations nationally.
DYSON took a break from the consortium-backed show in JULY and never returned. TONY COX filled in while other plans and hosts were considered. DYSON's departure, reportedly followed a dispute over compensation, turned out to be permanent. WEAA, an AAPRC member that played a key role in originally recruiting DYSON to public radio, reportedly is now planning a different show for DYSON, which involves more recorded segments than the earlier live format.