Over the years, attempts by National Public Radio to be funny have usually ended up as train wrecks (Click and Clack were the rare exception but, face it, you either love ’em or hate ’em). It’s never really been the forte of public broadcasters to make people chuckle. Over the years, it’s mostly been run by men who wear their suit coats while sitting in their cubicles.
In the last few weeks, though, NPR has been giving it a pretty good go with funny videos.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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