Coming Up This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend

November 22-23, 2008

 

HOUR ONE

Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, November 14 – the last scheduled night launch for the program. Bob was there to witness the countdown and to learn about the past, present and future of NASA.We’ll meet two astronauts, Catie Coleman who’s already been to space twice and Robert Satcher who’s scheduled to fly late next year for the first time. Bob also speaks with local public radio reporter and NASA expert Pat Duggins about his latest book Final Countdown which chronicles the history of the Space Shuttle program.

 

HOUR TWO

Denis Leary started his career as a stand-up comedian, but has developed into a respected film and television actor. He leads his own award-winning dramatic series Rescue Me on the cable network FX. Leary also still loves performing and writing comedy. His new book is called Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.

 

Bob talks with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude about their exhibit Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over The River, a Work in Progress. The exhibition of more than 150 photographs, collages, drawings, and maps, will chronicle the artists’ process as they prepare to assemble and suspend massive panels of silvery fabric horizontally over the Arkansas River in Colorado. The exhibition traces the development of this ambitious project over the past 16 years.