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As master of ceremonies for the big bash, we first introduce funnyman Seth MacFarlane who is serious about his NPR love. A lesser known fact, the Ted writer-director also wrote lyrics for the film's song, "Everybody Needs A Best Friend," nominated in the music - original song category. (http://n.pr/LJhGvU) Melissa Kuypers/NPR hide caption

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"This is Stevie the Wonder Dog taking pledges at his favorite NPR station, KCPW in Salt Lake City. Since Stevie is blind, he depends on NPR more than most for all of his news and information." Courtesy of Jen McDonald hide caption

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Screen shot of Ask Me Another Puzzle Guru Art Chung on Bloomberg TV. screen shot of Bloomberg TV hide caption

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