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NPR Says Goodbye to Conley

First Host of “All Things Considered” was 85

Few people get to say that they were there “at the beginning” of something that becomes an institution. Robert Conley was one such person. He was the first host of NPR’s iconic newsmagazine, “All Things Considered.”

Conley passed away last weekend, Nov. 16. Cue subtle musical interlude.

Conley, who inaugurated the flagship program in May of 1971, was 85 at the time of his death.

Here is NPR’s story.

Prior to working at NPR, Conley had worked at NBC News, often as a correspondent for the Huntley-Brinkley Report and the New York Times, notably as a foreign correspondent for several years.

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