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20th Anniversary of the Compact Disc


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/>gner for the rock group REM Twenty years ago the compact disc changed the sound of music. Lasers instead of needles. Clear sound instead of scratchy. Now CDs are about sticker price and free downloading. Neal Conan talks about the future of CDs on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.
Rick Karr contributes reports on the arts to NPR News. He is a correspondent for the weekly PBS public affairs show Bill Moyers Journal and teaches radio journalism at Columbia University.
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