Edwards Kicked Upstairs

Yesterday, I noted that NPR’s Bob Edwards would relinquish the Morning Edition microphone at the end of next month. Michael King passes on word that Edwards has been forced out because he’s too old.

Now, that’s been happening in television for years and, while I’ve got mixed feelings about it, it’s at least understandable there. There’s a reason that they hire mainly young, pretty people to appear before the cameras. But how can you get too old to be on radio?

FILED UNDER: Media
James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.