April 19, 1983 -

NPR President Frank Mankiewicz steps down from his management role as word spreads about the financial crisis at the network [GAO summary, 1984]; he resigns May 10. An interim management team takes steps to bring operations under control, with Ron Bornstein filling in as CEO. The network lays off 84 employees, cuts newscasts and drops Sunday Show, a weekly program of arts and music.