As we begin the 2011 Fall Membership Drive, it’s time once again to peek behind the curtain of public radio’s Oz and put names with the faces of the Great Impartial Radio Gods of NPR and their celebrity doppelgangers because, well, it’s just fun. Plus it’s a perfect casting call for NPR: The Movie! starring Ed Begley, Jr. as Bob Edwards (not pictured).

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4 Responses to NPR Personalities Separated From Celebrities At Birth

  1. Kate says:

    Um, I think that you’re aiming for humor with all the women-looking-like-men comparisons, but wow, there are a lot of them. You’ve got some spot-on comparisons that are very cool, but those were reaching and a bit unfair.

  2. Sarah says:

    Well… the men are mostly beautiful, I wouldn’t mind being mistaken for Magneto. Poor Scott Simon!!

    Where is Noel Black and Tin Tin?? or Craig and Chief Vitalstatistix??!!

  3. Noel Black says:

    Think you’re stretching there, Kate. What about Robert Krulwich and Nathalie Cohn? Scott Simon and Jar Jar? That’s a galactic interspecies comparison!

  4. Barb Van Hoy says:

    Wow, LOVE it!

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