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NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller Forced Out by Board

By on 3.9.11 | 8:48AM

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller --  who was at the center of the Juan Williams firing controversy -- is gone in the wake of the undercover video showing a departing executive holding a donor lunch with men posing as representatives of a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

In the video, the then NPR executive went after everybody from Jews to conservatives to Americans in general for being stupid. He was already on his way out, but now the video has claimed a bigger fish.

"BREAKING: The board for NPR NEWS has just ousted CEO Vivian Schiller in the wake of video sting by conservative activist of a top exec," NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik tweeted a short while ago.

UPDATE: Here's NPR's official story/statement.

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