NPR To Discontinue Talk Of The Nation
NPR announced Friday morning [March 29] that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.
It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show’s format.
Neal Conan, Talk of the Nation's host, will depart after more than three decades with the network. His past positions include stints as bureau chief in New York and London, and as NPR's foreign editor, managing editor, and news director.
NPR executives said public radio has a glut of vibrant call-in shows involving national issues — and that they sought a news magazine with a mix of interviews and prepared stories to bridge the hours between Morning Edition and All Things Considered… More
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