Nov 19, 2013 — It was Conley, who on May 3, 1971, set the tone for NPR's flagship newsmagazine. As one of the show's current hosts Robert Siegel explains, Conley established that the program would be different.
May 3, 2011 — "When we started," says Susan Stamberg, "there was war in Vietnam, demonstrations against that war, the voting age was lowered to 18, the Beatles had broken up and in the air ... as well as on our air ... a sweetly notable absence of irony."
Nov 19, 2013 — More than 40 years ago, Robert Conley turned on the mic and reported on anti-war demonstrations taking place in Washington, as the host for All Things Considered's first-ever broadcast. Conley passed away on Saturday, November 16.