NPR's 'Car Talk' Ending Its Ride

Tom and Ray Magliozzi calling it quits after 25 years
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2012 10:27 AM CDT
Unfortunately, the end of new "Car Talk" episodes is closer than it may have appeared.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Oh tragedy of radio tragedies: The brothers behind "Car Talk," NPR's much-beloved (and, incidentally, most popular) program, have decided to slip the car into park and turn off the engine for good. Tom and Ray Magliozzi today announced that their final new episode of the Saturday morning show will be recorded at the end of September, 25 years after its launch. The AP, which notes that elder brother Tom is 74, reports that the brothers are ready to "stop and smell the cappuccino." NPR will air repurposed episodes in their absence. (Read more Car Talk stories.)

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