National Public Radio (NPR) is a semi-independent, privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to public radio stations in the United States. Its President and CEO from 2011 to 2013 was Gary Knell, formerly of Sesame Workshop.
NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, which established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and also led to the creation of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Its two flagship programs on weekdays are Morning Edition and its afternoon equivalent, All Things Considered, both of which have had Muppets as guests, as has Tell Me More. Former TV Guide editor Michael Davis appeared on The Diane Rehm Show in January 2009 to talk about his history book, Street Gang.
- All Things Considered: Guests have included Abby Cadabby, Joey Mazzarino, Cookie Monster, and Carol-Lynn Parente.
- The Diane Rehm Show: Michael Davis.
- Fresh Air: Terry Gross interviews Jason Segel and Nick Stoller for The Muppets (November 23, 2011) 
- Morning Edition: Guests include Kevin Clash, Elmo, Kermit the Frog, Rosita, Carroll Spinney, Rosemarie Truglio. Pre-recorded segments include Jerry Juhl, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, and Dave Goelz.
- Talk of the Nation: April 3, 2006 segment about Sesame Beginnings. Rosemarie Truglio defends the programs. 
- Tell Me More: Guests have included Jeannette Betancourt, Kevin Clash, Elmo, Gary Knell, H. Mel Ming, Roscoe Orman, and Rosita.