THE BOB EDWARDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS – November 24-28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Bob talks politics with David Broder of The Washington Post. Then, 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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Actor Christopher Plummer is one of the greatest actors of both the stage and the screen. He talks with Bob about his memoir, In Spite of Myself which chronicles his seemingly foolhardy move to abandon his upper-class Canadian home for New York City's theaters.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Bob talks with historian and business scholar Niall Ferguson. Ferguson is author of the upcoming book The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. Then, a look at the world of film with our resident entertainment critic David Kipen.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
It’s Thanksgiving and Bob spends an hour with one of public radio’s favorite personalities. In the early 1970’s, Susan Stamberg was one of the first producers hired by the fledgling National Public Radio and later she became the first woman to anchor its nightly news program, All Things Considered. Bob talks with Stamberg about her experience as a radio pioneer, what she feels makes a great interview and the true story behind her mother-in-law’s Thanksgiving cranberry relish.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Bob speaks with folk singer Arlo Guthrie about the 40 year anniversary of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." It’s Guthrie’s epic 18 minute song detailing all sorts of real life indignities suffered by the draft-age Arlo in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Guthrie only performs the song every ten years, saying that's how it stays fresh. The conversation with Bob also covers Guthrie’s career, his father Woody, Huntington's disease and Arlo’s four musical children.