Blog

Should Car Talk Be Taken Off The Air?

Jun 26, 2012
Ira writes:

As you may have heard, the guys who do Car Talk are retiring this fall, but NPR will continue to distribute their shows. I think an all-rerun show doesn't fit with our mission as public broadcasters and I wrote an editorial for the public radio trade newspaper making that case. There definitely are two sides to this argument: Car Talk is right now the most popular single hour on public radio.

I'm very very curious where you all come down on this question. Do you want your local station to continue Car Talk after the retirement? Let's chat about it!

My commentary: here.
NPR's response: here.