Why did Joan Kroc show NPR the love — but not NGS?

The good news: Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR, and John Fahey, CEO of NGS, will be appearing on a panel together next month.

The bad news: It’s being moderated by a lawyer who is paid by both NPR & NGS, which doesn’t suggest a rigorous Q&A.

Nonetheless, we have hope — and would love to see Mr. Newman highlight key differences between the business models at NPR & at NGS.

To that end, we encourage him to ask a simple question: Why do Ms. Schiller & Mr. Fahey think Joan Kroc deemed NPR to be a safe place for her $200+ million bequest, but no philanthropist has considered NGS to be an equally safe bet?

(For a hint, read this.)

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