Bob Edwards Weekend
November 27-28, 2010
When England’s King Edward VIII abdicated to marry an American, his younger brother George suddenly found himself not only king of England, but the symbolic head of a nation on the brink of World War II. The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, follows George’s personal battle as he struggles to overcome his stutter and connect with his people. Colin Firth stars as King George, Helena Bonham Carter is his wife and Geoffrey Rush plays the king’s speech therapist.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Shannon Lee Denney. She is an attorney in Milwaukee, but her first love is cooking so the kitchen is the most important room in her house. Denney began learning to cook at her mother’s side when she was a child, and she is teaching her daughters to cook the same way, passing along treasured family recipes. Bob also speaks with her about her family’s Thanksgiving traditions.
We begin our new series on Nashville with an overview from mayor Karl Dean. He takes Bob on a driving tour of downtown to discuss the devastating flood the city suffered this past spring. Mayor Dean also shows off some of his green initiatives, the bustling construction site for Nashville’s new convention center and he takes us backstage at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Then we’ll give you a sneak preview of the rest of the series, including interviews with Nashville musicians Guy Clark, Marshall Chapman and Marty Stuart.