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Longtime Weekend Edition host Liane Hansen is closing in on her last show, and we're reminding listeners that there's a timeline of special moments on the program going back to 1989, including Nelson Mandela's release from prison, singer Joni Mitchell and Liane's trip to Egypt.


Over the years on this program, we've brought you news from around the globe.

(Soundbite of archived news clips)

HANSEN: A new chapter in the political history of South Africa opened today, when Nelson Mandela emerged from Victor Vestor Prison.

(Soundbite of car horns)

Unidentified Woman: (Foreign language spoken)

HANSEN: The poverty is mind-boggling. But the people are proud. There is a...

Mr. PAUL BREMER (Former Administrator, Iraq): Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him.

(Soundbite of cheering and applause)

HANSEN: Now, after 22 years as host of this program, I'm about to step away from the microphone. Next week will be my final broadcast as host of WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY.

We're remembering favorite stories and interviews of the past two decades on our website. Thanks to listener Cathy Sykes(ph), who enjoyed hearing about pasties from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and R. Blake(ph), who liked our story on shopping for cowboy boots in Austin, Texas.

Are there some favorite moments we've missed? Go to our website,, to offer a suggestion. That's

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