Report: NPR Cancels 'Bryant Park Project'
July 14, 2008 at 5:40 AM (PT)
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO will cancel the "BRYANT PARK PROJECT" morning show TODAY, according to the NEW YORK TIMES, which reports that the experimental show will end production JULY 25th.
The show, aimed at a younger audience with more irreverent commentary and features than the network's flagship morning show "MORNING EDITION," launched last OCTOBER 1st hosted by ALISON STEWART and LUKE BURBANK; BURBANK exited in DECEMBER to join BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-A/SEATTLE for evenings.
STEWART, who has been on maternity leave but will return for the show's final week, told the TIMES, "From what I understand, we are obviously in extra-tough economic times, and it is a financial and strategic decision. I was told it had absolutely nothing to do with the quality or content of the show."