With her husband taking on an adviser's role with the Obama administration, Ms. Norris has opted to temporarily step down as co-host of "All Things Considered".
The Washington Post takes a look at the decision.
NPR posted on its Website an email Ms. Norris sent to her colleagues explaining her decision.
There's no question that the appearance of conflict of interest (or worse, outright bias) drove this decision. And considering the recent controversies surrounding NPR (and mentioned in the Post's story), Ms. Norris' decision was all the more important and necessary.