"I'm anticipating life unassigned," NPR's Robert Siegel says as he looks forward to retirement. "No deadlines, no stories."
Whether he will come back on occasion, he doesn't know.
I hope he does.
Because he's been hosting NPR's All Things Considered for decades, I grew up listening to Siegel's voice every weekday afternoon. Like many WUTC listeners and employees, I'm going to miss hearing him.
But I'm glad I had the privilege of speaking with him about his long career, including the early days when he, Susan Stamberg and others were crammed into a tiny, smoke-filled studio; his time as NPR's London Bureau Chief; and why he hasn't updated his Twitter feed in months.