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Art Silverman

Art Silverman has been playing with tape recorders and sound since childhood. He grew up with a transistor radio listening to Arthur Godfrey, New York radio storyteller Jean Shepherd, and trying to build a low-wattage transmitter housed in his bedroom. In 1985 he joined the staff of All Things Considered and is now a senior producer on the show. In the course of his time at NPR, he created several long-form documentaries, including Goodbye, Saigon – an hour-by-hour recounting of events in Vietnam at the end of the war.


Before Billy Graham, Jim Bakker, or even Bob Jones took to the airwaves, the first media evangelist in this country was a woman -- Sister Aimee Semple McPherson.