NPR News will be covering the events commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela this week with a team of reporters in South Africa. In depth coverage will begin in Morning Edition on Tuesday with the Memorial Service in Johannesburg that will be attended by President Obama and former Presidents H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
NPR will cover the event through its newscasts, news magazine shows and online. The schedule of events at this point are as follows:
Tuesday: Memorial service at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio Historytoday at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday:
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WCQS' special programming begins Wednesday, Nov. 27 with celebrations for Thanksgiving and Chanukah.
Be sure to check back often for updates. From all of us at WCQS, have a happy and healthy holiday season.
Wednesday, Nov. 27
2 pm CANDLES BURNING BRIGHTLY
Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.
Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil, We Knew JFK is a radio documentary in oral history form, built around the recorded recollections of people who knew Jack Kennedy personally. Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination.
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