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NPR Taps Former “Sesame Street” Boss (No, Not Elmo) as Chief Executive

National Public Radio on Sunday tapped Gary Knell, the longtime CEO of Sesame Workshop, as its next chief executive.

Knell, who starts Dec. 1, fills a post formerly held by Vivian Schiller, who resigned in March.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work