November 3, 2008
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Anna Christopher, NPR


   

NPR NEWS BROADCASTS “TALK OF THE WORLD”
WITH DESMOND TUTU, VICENTE FOX, ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 FROM 2:00-4:00PM (ET)
INTERNATIONAL CALL-IN SPECIAL, WITH GLOBAL AUDIENCE,
TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF OBAMA’S VICTORY




UPDATED: November 5, 2008; Washington, D.C. – Two days after President-elect Barack Obama’s victory, NPR News will assess the outcomes and implications of the historic election with “Talk of the World,” an international call-in special giving listeners around the world a chance to discuss the election, and the global impact of the results. The program, hosted by NPR’s Neal Conan, will air on Thursday, November 6 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM (ET) on NPR Member stations and broadcasters worldwide, and be streamed live at www.NPR.org

For “Talk of the World,” Conan will be joined by distinguished world and opinion leaders – including Nobel Prize Laureates; current and former presidents of foreign countries; and international academics and journalists – who will analyze how changes at the White House will affect U.S. relations around the world. Guests include:

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
-Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
-Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox
-Louise Arbour, former Chief Prosecutor of the International War Crimes Tribunal
-Mohamed Mostafa ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
-Wangari Muta Maathai, environmentalist and Nobel Prize Laureate
-Gerald Steinberg, founder of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation

“Talk of the World” will be broadcast live from the Newseum, the Washington, D.C.-based interactive museum for news, and will air on NPR Member stations around the country; for local stations and broadcast times, visit www.NPR.org/stations International audiences will also be able to hear the program on NPR Worldwide and the Armed Forces Radio in Europe; Worldspace Satellite Radio in Asia and Africa; World Radio Switzerland; Swedish Radio; Polish Radio; YLE Mondo in Finland; RTE Radio 1 in Ireland; Radio NABA in Latvia; and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

International listeners may join the discussion by calling (202) 513-2008 – phone lines are currently open, and messages will be returned for participation on November 6. Listeners stateside should call (800) 989-8255 or send an email to talk@npr.org

“Talk of the World” follows more than 80 hours of live NPR News "Election 2008” special programming to date on-air and online, including live coverage of election night, primaries and caucuses, both conventions and a dozen call-in specials. All election-related coverage is aggregated at: www.NPR.org/election