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I feel like this page should either be re-categorized or the info merged on one of the actual NPR show pages (or conversely, those show pages merged here), or even just use a Wikipedia link on those pages. To date, at least as far as this page suggests, the Muppets have never just appeared on National Public Radio itself in limbo, only on certain shows either originated through NPR or on other public radio affilliates and then syndicated through NPR. It strikes me as being akin to categorizing NBC as a TV Appearance because the Muppets appeared on shows which the network ran. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 07:08, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree that the appearances themselves should be mentioned on pages for the shows. But NPR shows don't have the recognizability that TV shows do. When a Muppet appears, people just say, oh they were on NPR. So having this page is usefull for people searching for that. I guess the question becomes: how do we categorize it? We have a TV Channels category, but I don't think there will be enough radio stations for a new category. —Scott (talk) 21:13, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
There are also BBC radio appearances, only one of which is documented but there are more. A thought, especially given the fact people don't really add or change the TV Channels pages, and since that category label isn't really accurate either (most of the items are networks or stations, not a single "channel") would be to merge it all into Category:Broadcasters. This could also then encompass anything out of the ordinary like online live webcast material and so on and broadcast on demand material and so on. Similarly, if anyone finds a CBS Radio (yes, it still exists) news program covering the Muppets, it could all go on the CBS page, with appropriate distinctions, instead of making an unnecessary second page. I'm not against this page, and it could be even more useful when it's specifically fleshed out as an index, but it's a definite misnomer to count it as an appearance in and of itself. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:25, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Category:Broadcasters is perfect! —Scott (talk) 21:26, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I just created the new category. Still migrating, but I think the new page definition is pretty inclusive and saves duplication (for example, I've researched those UK Miss Piggy clips on YouTube; they were supplied by BBC Radio 2, as bonus content, but had nothing to do with a specific radio or TV broadcast, and this way, we can just put all the info on the BBC page with full details without being misleading or confusing). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:45, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

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