NPR’s former President Vivian Schiller told an audience at the Paley Center For Media that she was forced to resign even before its board had watched the entire undercover sting video that prompted her departure on March 9. She was interviewed on Tuesday (April 5) by Pat Mitchell, former head of PBS.
“The timing was, the edited video hit at about ten o’clock,” Schiller said. “They released the two-hour version, I think it was about two o’clock in the afternoon. We rushed to get a rush transcript. But even a rush transcript — it was two hours, it takes two hours, at a minimum. So we were just getting our hands on that long one. But then, anyway, the board met and the rest is history.”