American Public Media™ is cancelling weekly production and distribution of Weekend America® as a result of the current economy's impact on station carriage and sponsorships. The final broadcast will be January 31, 2009. Thirteen full- and part-time positions will be affected. Weekend America is carried on 134 stations with a weekly audience of about 657,000 listeners.
As an outsider, I haven't quite figured out why this show struggled so much. It's been quite a puzzle. I have listened to every show via podcast, however, and there have been some really remarkable moments. I'll miss the show and wish those who will be out looking for their next gig the best of luck.