NPR.org http://www.kplu.org en NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy http://www.kplu.org/post/npr-chief-resigns-wake-latest-controversy <p>NPR President and CEO&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/people/99152497/vivian-schiller" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">Vivian Schiller</a>&nbsp;has resigned after NPR&#39;s&nbsp;board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">This follows&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134387775/update-latest-on-aftermath-of-npr-execs-comments" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">yesterday&#39;s news</a>&nbsp;that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O&#39;Keefe on a &quot;sting.&quot;)</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller&#39;s comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effective immediately.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">But Ron Schiller&#39;s gaffe followed last fall&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/07/132708700/review-of-juan-wiliams-firing-completed-npr-senior-vp-for-news-resigns?print=1" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams</a>, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism and NPR&#39;s top news executive, Ellen Weiss, resigned.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; "><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134388981/npr-ceo-vivian-schiller-resigns">Read More</a></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; "> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:58:51 +0000 NPR.org 959 at http://www.kplu.org NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy