Edward Schumacher-Matos http://wfpl.org en Bringing The President Down A Notch: NPR Ends Calling Him 'Mr.' http://wfpl.org/post/bringing-president-down-notch-npr-ends-calling-him-mr The newsroom has confirmed that the president puts on his pants like most of the rest of us: one leg at a time.<p>I make light. What it did today was change its stylebook and dropped referring on-air to the president of the United States as "Mr." in second references. Beginning with the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term next Monday, "Mr." Obama and his successors will be called by just their last names on second reference. "Obama," for example. Just like the rest of us.<p>Many listeners have complained over the years about the style. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:19:16 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 3487 at http://wfpl.org Bringing The President Down A Notch: NPR Ends Calling Him 'Mr.'