On Friday, NPR news executives announced that the network's mid-day talk show, Talk of the Nation (TOTN), would cease production this summer. Replacing TOTN will be Here and Now, WBUR's daily show which will now be co-produced with NPR.
The daily call-in show will be replaced by Here and Now, which is produced by Boston's WBUR. Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan is leaving NPR after more than three decades with the network. Science Friday will continue.
The online government database was supposed to bring some transparency to the multimillion-dollar market in political TV ads, letting the public more easily see how much politicians and advocacy groups spend in major markets. But it also has inadvertently opened up some of those involved to fraud.
Correspondents Kelly McEvers and Deborah Amos were cited for "detailed reportage, often from dangerous locations." Radio Diaries was also honored for a profile of teen boxer Claressa Shields on All Things Considered.
The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle are the latest big newspapers embracing a pay model for Web content that had been free. But around the country, more small papers, like the Chinook Observer in Washington state, have also started charging for their digital content in a bid for economic survival.
Anthony Lewis, former reporter and columnist for The New York Times, died Monday at the age of 85. NPR's Neal Conan remembers the Pulitzer Prize winner, and listens back to a conversation with Lewis about his career and the stories he covered, just after his retirement in 2002.
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