A year or two ago i did an intensive 12 hour (approx) investigation into NPR from a backend perspective. I was interested in learning more about how NPR works and who runs one of the most listened to radio programs in the U.S. Among other notable findings, i learned who provides the bulk of NPR funding. The real kicker though, is the backgrounds of some of the staff and board members.
What i learned will shock you. Read: NPR: National Public Radio Or National Propaganda Radio?