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Performance Today moving to Minnesota

Posted at 4:49 PM on September 7, 2006 by Don Lee

Colleagues are asking me what I think of the news that American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio is acquiring National Public Radio's classical music program Performance Today. They're asking because I produced Performance Today for 14 years, until 2002.

I could go on, but my reaction boils down to this: NPR's commitment to cultural programming in general, and classical music in particular, has been flagging for years. While I'm sad for the former colleagues who will no longer have jobs with PT, I'm happy for the program itself. It will find a far more sympathetic home at MPR.