Some kids get to see what their parents do for a living during annual “take your kids to work days,” but for NPR’s Michele Norris, every day is a little bit like take your kid to work day. “I have this sort of odd situation where I know, if they’re in transit from one place to another, they’re probably listening to my voice,” says Norris, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” who also works on other projects for the station. Watch Michele Norris discuss what it’s like being a mom in radio and the differences between TV and radio:
Norris’ daughter, Aja, has met many different personalities such as authors, newsmakers and filmmakers, while on the job with her mom. ”It’s kind of cool because you get to see how radio works,” said Aja.
“Having your mom as a role model is kind of cool because you kind of get to be closer, rather than just watching from the sidelines, seeing what they’re doing,” said Aja, who wants to be a journalist. “Seeing my mom on TV or the radio has kind of given me more of a … realization of how that kind of life really works.”
genConnect was credentialed press at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., where we interviewed the premier speakers and attendees at the conference. For more of our video interviews and articles from the Ideas Festival, click here.
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