NPR ends Williams' contract after Muslim remarks

Murray, KY – Information about NPR's dismissal of Commentator Juan Williams

NPR has terminated the contract of Senior News Analyst Juan Williams, due to remarks made on The O'Reilly Factor on Mon., October 18, that were inconsistent with NPR's editorial standards and practices.

NPR's David Folkinflik will have a piece on ATC today, Thurs., October 21, concerning Williams' termination. A column from NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard posted around noon ET today. Read it here

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Read about the incident on NPR's web site.

Hear Williams' response.

UPDATE: A letter from NPR's president on Juan Williams incident