Bob Edwards Weekend, 9/12-9/13

HOUR ONE

Davis Guggenheim is best known as the director of “An Inconvenient Truth” which won an Oscar in 2007. Now he has a new documentary called “It Might Get Loud.” The film chronicles the meeting of three masters of the electric guitar: The Edge of U2, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Jack White.

 

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Julien Bryan. He was a documentary filmmaker who made educational movies exploring cultures as diverse as the nomadic tribes in Saudi Arabia and the mountain families of Appalachia. Bryan’s films were translated into 40 languages and shown around the world.

 

HOUR TWO

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court did something it hadn’t done in 50 years – it ordered a stay of execution and a new court hearing for an inmate attempting to prove his innocence.  Since 1991, Troy Davis has been on death row in Georgia, convicted of shooting an off-duty cop.  Even though seven of the nine eyewitnesses who testified against him have come forward to say they either were mistaken or deliberately lied, no court has let them testify with this information.  Nina Morrison of the Innocence Project joins Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights to talk about the case and what it could mean for other wrongful convictions. 

 

Bob speaks to author Tori Murden McClure in front of a live studio audience at the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  McClure was the first woman (and first American) to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Being the scholar-athlete that she is, McClure has also written a book about her experience called A Pearl in the Storm.  She set off on her successful trip 10 years ago this weekend.