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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.

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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.

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