Morning Edition

Morning Edition turns 40 on Tuesday. Over the years, NPR's morning newsmagazine program has covered seven presidents, two Persian Gulf wars, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and nine Star Wars movies.

But the show was almost canceled before it even started — and there were obstacles to just keeping it on the air.

"They did this pilot with the original staff, and it was awful," said Bob Edwards, who hosted Morning Edition from 1979 to 2004.

Photos of StarDate's Sandy Wood and Billy Henry
The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory

Sandy Wood, the popular and charismatic announcer of the StarDate radio program aired during Morning Edition and Weekend Edition on WVPB, is retiring after 28 years on the air. Her final episode will air July 16.

WVPB Host Turns NPR Theme Into Mysterious Tango

Jun 17, 2016
Josh Saul

Who thought the Morning Edition theme could turn into a passionate Tango? WVPB host and composer Matt Jackfert, that’s who.

W. Va. Senate Considers Tobacco Tax Increase Again

Jun 2, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session of the legislature where there is no clear solution for the 2017 state budget.  And Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about the program’s recent visit to the Appalachian region.   

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Tina Fey Uncovers 'The Hidden World of Girls'

Mar 13, 2014
Tina Fey

Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to West Virginia Public Radio's airwaves to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Tune in Thursday March 20, at 9 pm.