Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)     March 2, 2004

                               SPRINT CORPORATION
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

          Kansas                  1-04721                    48-0457967
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)      (I.R.S. Employer
                                                        Identification No.)

   6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas                 66251
     (Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (913) 624-3000

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

               P. O. Box 7997, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66207-0997
                (Mailing address of principal executive offices)

Item 5.  Other Events.

     On March 2, 2004, the registrant  ("Sprint")  announced the  appointment of
two new, independent directors,  Gordon Bethune, Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., and Deborah Henretta, President
of  Procter  &  Gamble's  global  baby care  division,  to the  Sprint  Board of
Directors. The press release was as follows:

Sprint Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK,  Kan. - March 2, 2004 - Sprint (NYSE:  FON, PCS) today  announced
the  appointment  of two new  independent  directors to the  company's  board of
directors -- Gordon Bethune and Deborah Henretta.

Bethune is  chairman  of the board and chief  executive  officer of  Continental
Airlines,  Inc., the nation's fifth largest airline.  Bethune joined the airline
in Feb. 1994 as president and chief operating officer.  He was named CEO in Nov.
1994 and  chairman  of the board in Sept.  1996.  Prior to joining  Continental,
Bethune was vice president and general manager of the Boeing Commercial Airplane
Group's Renton Division, where he was responsible for the 737 and 757 airplanes.
Bethune holds a bachelor of science degree from Abilene Christian  University at
Dallas and is a 1992 graduate of Harvard Business School's  advanced  management

Henretta is president  of Procter & Gamble's  global baby care  division,  which
includes the Pampers  product line.  Henretta  joined  Procter & Gamble in 1985,
where  she held many  different  positions  -  including  associate  advertising
manager,  marketing  director  and general  manager and vice  president - before
becoming  president  of the  global  baby  care  division  in 2001.  She holds a
master's degree from Syracuse  University and a bachelor of arts degree from St.
Bonaventure University.

"We are  delighted to add to the board these two  outstanding  leaders who bring
extraordinary talent, depth and diversity of experience," said Linda K. Lorimer,
chair of Sprint's nominating and corporate governance committee.

With the  appointments  of Bethune and  Henretta,  the Sprint board stands at 11
directors.  Nine of the 11 directors are  independent  based on the board's 2004
determination.  Gary Forsee, Sprint chairman and chief executive officer, is the
only employee director.

Sprint's other directors include: DuBose Ausley, attorney,  Ausley & McMullen, a
law firm in Tallahassee,  Fla., where he was chairman from 1982 to June 1, 2002;
E. Linn Draper,  Jr., Chairman of American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP); Irvine
O. Hockaday,  Jr.,  retired  president and chief  executive  officer of Hallmark
Cards, Inc.; Linda Koch Lorimer, vice president and secretary of the university,
Yale University;  Charles E. Rice,  chairman of Mayport Venture


Partners,  LLC; Louis W. Smith, retired president and chief executive officer of
the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation;  Gerald L. Storch, Vice Chairman of Target
Corporation; and Stewart Turley, retired chairman of Eckerd Corporation.

For   more   information   about   the   Sprint   board  of   directors,   visit

About Sprint
Sprint  is a global  integrated  communications  provider  serving  more than 26
million  customers in over 100 countries.  With  approximately  67,000 employees
worldwide  and over $26  billion in annual  revenues  in 2003,  Sprint is widely
recognized for developing,  engineering and deploying  state-of-the-art  network
technologies,   including  the  United  States'  first  nationwide  all-digital,
fiber-optic  network  and an  award-winning  Tier 1  Internet  backbone.  Sprint
provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia
and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in
the United States. For more information, visit



     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                                   SPRINT CORPORATION

Date: March 3, 2004
                                   By:  /s/ Michael T. Hyde
                                        Michael T. Hyde, Assistant Secretary