The Takeaway is a weekday news program that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. Award-winning host John Hockenberry invites listeners to learn more and become part of the American conversation both on-air and online.

The Takeaway is a unique partnership of global news leaders. It is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.

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Coming up on today's show: This week, our partners at the Retro Report documentary team are taking a look back at the evolution of presidential debates, and how the advent of television and media has influenced both the candidates and the people who vote for them. Erik German, a producer with Retro...

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John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry has returned to his roots in public radio — where he was one of the medium's original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal.