Thursday, January 6, 2011

NPR says VP resigns,
steps taken after Williams firing review

From Reuters on Jan. 6:
National Public Radio announced on Thursday "remedial measures" and the resignation of a vice president after reviewing the firing of senior news analyst Juan Williams in October last year.

While Williams' dismissal was legal and "not the result of special interest group or donor pressure," there were "concerns regarding the speed and handling" of the process, NPR said in a statement after the review. Independent directors worked with outside legal counsel to gather information.

Williams' NPR employment was terminated after controversial remarks he made about Muslims on Fox News -- which gave him a contract reported at $2 million for three years after the NPR dismissal.


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