Bob Edwards Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – January 9-10, 2010

 

HOUR ONE

 

Carl Kasell just retired from anchoring NPR newscasts, a job he held for more than 30 years. For nearly 25 of those years, Bob and Carl worked together on NPR’s Morning Edition. We’ll hear them swap stories and revisit highlights from Carl’s long radio career.

 

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Arthur E. Morgan, a self-taught civil engineer, as well as an educator, a writer of more than 20 books, and a labor arbiter. He served as the first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and as president of Antioch College in Ohio.

 

HOUR TWO

 

Based on the books by Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford debuted on PBS’s Masterpiece Classic in 2008.  With an ensemble cast that included Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, and Imelda Staunton, Cranford followed the lives of the residents of a fictional English town in the 1840s.  Now the cast is back in Return to Cranford, debuting on PBS this weekend.  Bob talks with producer and Cranford miniseries creator Sue Birtwistle.

 

Guitarist and singer Chuck Prophet, discusses recording his latest CD in Mexico City — during the height of the Swine Flu hysteria. The record is called Let Freedom Ring and Prophet will also perform a few tracks in our studio.