Talk of the Nation

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Talk of the Nation (TOTN) is an American talk radio program based in Washington D.C., produced by National Public Radio (NPR) that was broadcast nationally from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. It focused on current events and controversial issues.

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Talk of the Nation
GenreNews, interview, call-in
Running time120 min
Country of originUnited States
Hosted byJohn Hockenberry (1991–1993)
Ray Suarez (1993–2000)
Juan Williams (2000–2001)
Neal Conan (2001–2013)
Ira Flatow (Science Friday) (1991–2013)
Executive producer(s)Leith Bishop, Sue Goodwin[1]
Original releaseNovember 1991 (1991-11) – June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)

The show began broadcasting in November 1991. It was hosted by Neal Conan from late 2001[citation needed] to June 27, 2013, the program's last day on air. Each episode featured guests discussing current affairs. Past regular hosts have included John Hockenberry, Ray Suarez, and Juan Williams. On Fridays Ira Flatow hosted Science Friday, with discussion topics from science and technology. The program invited listeners to pose questions for the guest host or hosts by telephone or e-mail.

On March 29, 2013, NPR announced that it would cease production of TOTN at the end of June, replacing it with an expanded version of Here and Now, an NPR/WBUR-FM co-production.[2][3][4]

Science Friday continued as an independent show.[5]