Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – December 20-21, 2008
- For years, Ron Howard was known as Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show" and then as Richie from "Happy Days." Now he's known as one of Hollywood's most renowned filmmakers. Howard has directed and produced more than 20 films and won an Academy Award for 2001's A Beautiful Mind. His newest project, Frost/Nixon, chronicles the interviews between British television host David Frost, played by Michael Sheen and President Richard Nixon, played by Frank Langella. Bob talks with Ron Howard and Peter Morgan, who created the original stage play, and wrote the screenplay for the new film.
- Salon.com book critic Laura Miller recommends books for holiday gift giving. Click here to see the list.
- Bob talks with music reviewer Anthony DeCurtis about the best music of 2008 that we somehow managed to overlook this year. Click here to see that list, which includes some up-and-coming artists, as well as established stars like Lucinda Williams and David Byrne.
- Bob talks with writer Kate DiCamillo who has written four young adult novels. Her works have received some of the genre's most prestigious honors, including the Newberry Award. DiCamillo's third novel, The Tale of Despereaux, is being released as an animated film this weekend.
- Bob talks with Annie Leibovitz, perhaps the world's most famous photographer. Leibovitz has been the featured portrait photographer for Vanity Fair magazine since 1983, and her images of celebrities and public figures have reached an iconic status. Her latest book, Annie Leibovitz At Work, features some favorite portraits taken throughout the span of her career.