Adios, Talk of the Nation

Tomorrow is the last day for NPR’s Talk of the Nation. NPR is dropping the show and getting out of the midday talk business.

So Highlights, the kids’ magazine, dedicated a special edition of its classic game to spot the differences in two drawings. Host Neal Conan had told a Highlights staffer last year that he always had a hard time with the task.


The first time Highlights was a subject on Talk of the Nation was back in 1996, when Ray Suarez hosted the show. Back then, it was one topic per hour, and to listen to a program archive, you needed RealPlayer. It’s a reminder that the media and technological world changes fast, making Highlights’ longevity all the more impressive.