When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show. Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and healthcare, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.
Neal Conan has had a long involvement with NPR as reporter and editor for NPR News, anchor for NPR live events coverage, and host of NPR's Weekly Edition: The Best of NPR News. Conan played a major role in anchoring continuous live coverage of developments during the terrorist attacks and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2003 war in Iraq. His broadcasts are marked by their clarity, accuracy and eloquence.