March 8, 2011 -
Conservative activist James O’Keefe releases a secretly recorded video of NPR Senior VP of Development Ron Schiller and a member of Schiller’s staff. The video shows Schiller meeting with two men working for O’Keefe, who posed as prospective NPR donors representing a Muslim organization. Recorded at a Washington, D.C., restaurant in February, it features Schiller describing Tea Party members as “racist, racist people” and discussing the “anti-intellectual mood” of the Republican Party. NPR fires Schiller, and NPR President Vivian Schiller (no relation) resigns the next day.