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For immediate release
June 1, 2005
Contact:
Chad Campbell
ccampbell@npr.org

FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON IS GUEST FOR ONE-HOUR SPECIAL EDITION OF NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION, FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Listeners Invited to Call In and E-Mail Questions During Exclusive Radio Conversation With Neal Conan and Ira Flatow

WASHINGTON- Talk of the Nation ®, NPR's midday news-talk series, will feature a live special one-hour edition with Former President William Jefferson Clinton on Friday, June 3, 2:00-3:00PM ET (check local NPR member stations for broadcast time).

Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and Talk of the Nation: Science Friday's Ira Flatow will lead the conversation, which marks President Clinton's first visit to the program and his first live one-hour appearance on an NPR-produced series. It is also the Former President's only radio interview during his current schedule of appearances. Areas to be covered include the Clinton Global Initiative and his work with tsunami relief.

As always, Talk of the Nation will welcome listeners into this national conversation. A call-in phone line will be announced during the broadcast and people can begin e-mailing questions to the series now through www.npr.org; an e-mail link is on the homepage.

Talk of the Nation explores ideas and opinions on topical issues spanning politics, education, religion, healthcare and culture; its guests include decision-makers, authors, academicians and artists from around the world. Other recent specials done by the series include a two-hour live broadcast from Las Vegas in commemoration of its centennial anniversary, and a program from the Native American Museum at its opening last year.

NPR is renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news and entertainment programming. A privately supported, non-profit, membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 23 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 public radio stations. International partners in cable, satellite and short-wave services make NPR programming accessible anywhere in the world. With original online content and audio streaming, npr.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and eight years of archived audio and information.