With 17 foreign bureaus and journalists stationed across the globe, NPR is committed to providing contextualized coverage of important events, wherever they occur. Listeners rely on NPR for in-depth and focused reporting. How is a foreign correspondent able to get a true sense of place in a foreign land? How are they able to thoroughly understand culture and perspective to provide discerning reporting? How does one frame an international story for an American audience? What is the perception of the U.S. around the world, and has that changed over the past 40 years?
These are a few of the questions that GPB’s Virginia Prescott will discuss with NPR’s Frank Langfitt and Robert Siegel. Frank Langfitt is NPR’s London correspondent, covering the UK and Ireland as well as stories elsewhere in Europe. Langfitt has reported from all over the world for NPR, the BBC, The Baltimore Sun and in his early days the Philadelphia Inquirer. Robert Siegel worked for NPR for 40 years. Siegel opened NPR’s first overseas bureau in London in 1979, where he was posted until 1983. He served as host of All Things Considered for 30 years until his retirement in 2018.