|Notable credit(s)||All Things Considered
Talk of the Nation
|Spouse(s)||Liane Hansen (1982–2011)|
Neal Conan (born November 1949, Beirut, Lebanon) is an American radio journalist, producer, editor, and correspondent who is the senior host of the National Public Radio talk show Talk of the Nation. Conan has hosted Talk of the Nation since 2001. The show is scheduled to be discontinued on July 1, 2013; coincidentally, NPR has announced that Conan will depart the network.
A friend of comics writer Chris Claremont, Conan was featured as a minor character in the 1988 Marvel Comics X-Men crossover series Fall of the Mutants, and has been featured sporadically in Claremont scripted comic books at both Marvel and DC Comics as a sympathetic journalist over the years.
On March 29, 2013, NPR announced that it was ending the 21-year run of Talk of the Nation, and stated that Conan would "step away from the rigors of daily journalism."
- Conan, Neal (2002). Play by Play: Baseball, Radio, and Life in the Last Chance League (First edition ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-609-60871-1.
- (audio/transcript) A Hallmark Writer's 'House Of Cards'. Interview with Neal Conan. 1 October 2009. Talk of the Nation. NPR. http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=113397909. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- "Neal Conan, NPR Biography". National Public Radio. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation'". National Public Radio. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- Eric Schmitt (6 March 1991). "After the War: Journalists; 26 Journalists Are Reported Missing on Road to Basra". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- Uncanny X-Men #226–227 (Marvel Comics, Feb.–Mar. 1988).
- "Liane Hansen and Neal Conan Go Where They've Never Gone Before". National Public Radio. 18 November 2005. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- Elisabeth Albeck (April 29, 2011). "Keep Calm and Carry On: An evening with Liane Hansen". ThirdCoast Digest. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
- Brian Stelter (29 March 2013). "NPR to end Talk of the Nation,". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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