This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – August 15-16, 2009

 

HOUR ONE

 

One of the most legendary moments in rock-n-roll history started with an ad placed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal: “Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.” The 40thanniversary of what was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition” is August 15thGreg Walter worked on the backstage crew of Woodstock and came away with more than his share of stories, which he includes in his bookWoodstock: A New Look, along with photographshe shot during the festival.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Bernard Baruch. He rose to prominence as a financier and member of the New York Stock Exchange. Baruch advised Presidents Woodrow Wilson during World War I, Franklin Roosevelt during the New Deal and World War II, and Harry Truman in the post-war era.

 

HOUR TWO

Every night, there are 250,000 homeless veterans and not nearly enough shelters to house them. Of that total, 4,000 served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bob visits a shelter in Washington, DC dedicated to supporting homeless veterans to talk directly to former military men and women and the social workers trying to help them.