A day in the life of 'All Things Considered'

Back in 2012, over the course of one day, All Things Considered host Melissa Block and producer Melissa Gray made this story about their own show. While the cast of characters has changed a bit and the ATC meeting now happens at 9:30 a.m. (10 a.m. was always pushing it, for a 4 p.m. show!), this is the best illustration of the life of a daily news show that I’ve ever heard.

If you want a more in-depth — and equally entertaining —  exploration of daily show production, check out this episode of 99% Invisible, “The Broadcast Clock.”

Alison MacAdam was a Senior Editorial Specialist with the NPR Training team, where she focused on audio storytelling. Prior to that, she edited All Things Considered.