Friday, November 27, 2009
In 2005, Cormac McCarthy wrote the novel No Country for Old Men which was later adapted for film and won four Academy Awards. In 2007, McCarthy wrote The Road, which received the Pulitzer Prize. Now, Viggo Mortenson stars in the film adaptation of The Road, as a man caring for his young son in a cataclysmic barren land where no one can be trusted. Bob talks to the director John Hillcoat about the making of the film. Next, Bob talks with Dave Zirin, host of Edge of Sports Radio, about the NFL season and college football. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Charles Henry Parrish. As a professor of sociology at the University of Louisville, Parrish was the first African-American to be appointed to the faculty of a southern university. In addition to his teaching, Parrish was a part-time public relations consultant for the Domestic Life Insurance Company.