Susan Stamberg at the Third Coast Audio Festival, October 21, 2005
|Birth name||Susan Levitt|
|Born||September 7, 1938|
Newark, New Jersey
|Show||All Things Considered Weekend Edition Saturday|
|Network||National Public Radio|
|Spouse(s)||Louis C. Stamberg|
Susan Stamberg (born September 7, 1938) is an American radio journalist who is a Special Correspondent for National Public Radio and guest host of Weekend Edition Saturday .
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Susan Stamberg was born Susan Levitt in Newark, New Jersey.She graduated from Barnard College in 1959.
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For 14 years beginning in 1972 Stamberg served as co-host of All Things Considered , the evening news magazine. She was the first woman to hold a full-time position as anchor of a national nightly news broadcast in the United States. She was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award (CPB). She was the host of Weekend Edition Sunday from 1987 to 1989. In 1994, Stamberg was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 1996 she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
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Each Thanksgiving since 1971, Stamberg provides NPR listeners with her mother-in-law's recipe for a cranberry relish sauce that is unusual in having horseradish as one of its principal ingredients. The recipe is known as Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe, although it was originally published in 1959 by Craig Claiborne in his food column.
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One of her most memorable interviews was with Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman. Stamberg argued with Friedman over the merits of the free market, claiming her conversations with "Russian cabbies" on the streets of New York had showed that the expatriates preferred life in the former Communist country to "how dreadfully tough their lives are here (the United States)." Friedman dismissed Stamberg's observation, contending, "I'm saying if you really want to know what they really believe about the relative merits of the two systems, see what they do, not what they say. And what they do is to stay here. They don't go back."
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Stamberg was also the first host of the long-running PBS arts series, Alive from Off Center , hosting from 1985 to 1986.
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Stamberg was married to Louis C. Stamberg, who died on October 9, 2007. During a career with the Agency for International Development Louis Stamberg worked as a program officer and spent more than two years at the USAID mission in New Delhi.Stamberg is the mother of actor Josh Stamberg. She is Jewish.
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