Morning Edition

Morning Edition is a morning news program of public radio station National Public Radio ( NPR) in the United States of America. The two -hour program is aired from Monday to Friday ( including holidays ). It is produced live from 05:00 bis 07:00 clock (east coast time ) and then repeated until noon as a continuous loop ( "feed" ). If necessary, the program will be updated during the iteration. Local partner stations take the feed and radiate it out to them at appropriate time on site. Send Most stations Morning Edition 05:00 bis 09:00 clock local time.

The show will be broadcast since 1979 and, together with its counterpart in the afternoon ( All Things Considered ) the flagships of NPR News NPR newsroom. It reached an audience of 13.4 million listeners in 2012.

Morning Edition is content with the information in the morning in Germany and offers comparable radio correspondent reports, and interviews on current topics of national and international politics, economic news, etc. Your Weekend counterpart is the program Weekend Edition. Whose focus is the content shifted toward more entertainment and culture. Thus Weekend Edition offers more space cultural reporting.


Each transmission time consists of five segments (AE). This program provides the framework partner stations great flexibility: you can use the individual segments do not take over completely, partially or completely. This gives you the opportunities to broadcast their own reports and reports within the program. There are, for a dedicated time windows that can fill the partner stations (so-called " station breaks" ), but they can replace individual reports by local coverage and easy.

At the beginning of the broadcast hour is a 60-second short summary ( " Billboard " ) of the top issues for the next hour. Many stations to replace the original version by a local variant. Then follow the news. The message block is nine minutes long and has two short breaks after three or six minutes. In this breaks many partner stations scissors out of the main messages and send local news, traffic, etc.

The A segment begins at minute 10 and lasts for nine minutes. In this block, the main theme of the day is treated. In general, the content of the A - segment is between the two transmission hours substituted. The block provides reports from NPR correspondents, plus interviews and analysis. For the 19 minutes ends of the block and it follows a two-minute window that the partner stations can fill (eg local headlines, traffic or advertising). For the stations that push no local reporting, but stick to the main program, a program preview on All Things Considered, followed by a music block is transmitted.

The B segment begins at minute 21 and lasts almost eight minutes. Content varies depending on the subject of the block location. Often it is used entirely for interviews. It ends with advertising and a 30 second window for the partner stations. At the stroke of half- a funny, sometimes bizarre messages will be sent. This serves as a stopgap until the partner stations return to the main program. Therefore, the message also carries the nickname " station return". It is followed by a five-minute newscast. As the main news on the hour also contains this message block is a possibility for veering to local reporting ( after about three minutes).

The C segment is adjacent to the news and takes four minutes. Most here a cultural contribution will be sent. Many partner stations replace this segment complete with its own reporting. The segment ends with a 30 second music block. Many stations use the music block for local headlines.

The D- segment begins at minute 40 and lasts for nine minutes. It ends with a two-minute time window for the partner stations. As in the A- segment here ( stations, no local coverage Insert ) will preview and music sent.

The E- segment begins at minute 51, lasts about seven minutes and has mainly economic reporting to the content. Many stations radiate at this point from the business program Marketplace Morning Report. The transmitting hour conclude with a music block, but often replace the partner stations again with local reporting.


Morning Edition is usually of two co- moderated moderators. Since 2004, this Steve Inskeep and Renée Montagne. They came over from Bob Edwards, who moderated the program since its launch.

Steve Inskeep moderated from the studios at NPR 's headquarters in Washington DC, while Renée Montagne sends from the studios of NPR West in Culver City, California. The two presenters are connected by phone and video together to facilitate coordination. Due to the time difference between the east and the west coast is the transmission start at 05:00 Eastern Standard Time in California yet deepest night. After the end of the live broadcast of one of the two presenters remains in the studio to accompany the repetitions and possibly update it.

  • Barbara Hoctor (1979-1980)
  • Bob Edwards (1979-2004)
  • Steve Inskeep (2004 -present)
  • Renée Montagne (2004 -present)


In addition to the broadcast by the partner stations the contents of Morning Edition, a time delay on the website of the program are available. Online can be found next to the audio amount usually also a text version ( "Transcript " ), so you can also read the reports and stories.