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Remembering the Automat

For many years, Horn & Hardart Automats served thousands of hungry New Yorkers and Philadelphians. The Automat concept, which made tasty cafeteria food available through vending machines, is the subject of a new book. Co-author Lorraine Diehl joins Neal Conan to talk about the glorious contraption.


Lorraine Diehl
*Co-author, The Automat: The History, Recipes and Allure of Horn & Hardart's Masterpiece

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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.