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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 10:52 AM

NPR 'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June

The afternoon call-in show "Talk of the Nation" will end its 21-year run on NPR June 30.

The network made the programming announcement on Friday. It's encouraging stations to replace the show with "Here and Now," a news magazine produced at WBUR in Boston.

"NPR has concluded that it can best serve public radio by concentrating its resources on produced news programming with reported stories and hosted interviews that appeal to listeners on radio and emerging digital platforms," NPR programming executives said in an email. The network will continue to produce "Science Friday."

"Here and Now" is currently an hour long. NPR will be partnering with WBUR to expand it to two hours, and will bring on Jeremy Hobson, currently with the Marketplace Morning Report, as a co-host for Robin Young. The New York Times says it's the first time the network and a member station have partnered in this fashion.

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/talk-nation-end-21-year-run-june

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Sherman A1 Mar 2013 OP
Pab Sungenis Mar 2013 #1
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #2
Mika Mar 2013 #3
olddots Mar 2013 #4
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #7
alp227 Mar 2013 #5
HereSince1628 Mar 2013 #6

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 10:54 AM

1. Hastening the death of call-in talk radio

 

which the implosion of Rush initiated.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 10:56 AM

2. Looks to be all about cutting costs

from what I can gather. That said, I believe you have a valid point.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. Gotta serve the new ADD America.

 



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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:46 PM

4. It was a good public service

 

for as long as it could be .

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Response to olddots (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:51 PM

7. Agreed

It will be a shame to see this program go away. There were people and topics that were not what I considered the best, however there was no screaming guests (Fox), moderators who talked over the guests because they liked the sound of their own voice (Tweety and others) or an endless stream of commercials (all of the others).

The discussion will be less for it's disappearance.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:38 PM

5. Been listening nearly 3 years. Great alternative to commercial talk radio.

At least my local public station KQED also has a local call in show "Forum". Since Thom Hartmann moved to 3pm eastern, the second hour of Talk of the Nation, I have listened less often.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:48 PM

6. The crappy pocket radio my granddaughter gave doesn't get NPR,

it's stuck on something called MP3, dagnabbit!

I had no idea that show was still on the air.

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