Susan Stamberg

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Susan Stamberg
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Susan Stamberg at the Third Coast Audio Festival, October 21, 2005
Birth nameSusan Levitt
Born (1938-09-07) September 7, 1938 (age 80)
Newark, New Jersey
Show All Things Considered Weekend Edition Saturday
Network National Public Radio
Country United States
Spouse(s)Louis C. Stamberg
Children Josh 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 .

United States federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Early life

Susan Stamberg was born Susan Levitt in Newark, New Jersey. [1] She graduated from Barnard College in 1959.

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Barnard College private womens liberal arts college in the United States

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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. [2]

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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. [3]

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Horseradish species of plant

Horseradish is a perennial plant of the family Brassicaceae. It is a root vegetable used as a spice and prepared as a condiment.

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." [4]

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field. The award's official name is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer

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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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Personal life

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. [5] Stamberg is the mother of actor Josh Stamberg. She is Jewish. [6]

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  2. "Stamberg urges hard news after 9/11". The Wisconsin Journalist. School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  3. Stamberg, Susan (November 23, 2006). "Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe" Archived November 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine . National Public Radio.
  4. Chadwick, Alex; Scott, Amy. (November 16, 2006). "Nobel-Winning Economist Milton Friedman Dies" Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine . National Public Radio.
  5. Sullivan, Patricia (October 10, 2007) "Obituaries". The Washington Post . p. B8.
  6. Susan Stamberg, Jewish Women's Archive.