Sunday, July 17, 2011


Recently on Twitter I asked why National Public Radio’s Neal Conan specifies that he’s in Studio 3A. After all, it's not as if we need to know the studio number -- just introducing guests "here in the Washington studio" should suffice.

One follower suggested that it gave Mr. Conan a sense of ownership and stability ... plus (she added humorously) it kept us from mistaking them with the guests in Studio 4A.

Meantime, NPR Managing Editor Mark Stencel (@markstencel on Twitter) took the opportunity to put me in Studio 3A, virtually.

Being there almost in person, well now, that put a whole new light on things. "Studio 3A" it shall be!