Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – February 5-6, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss wrote the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. Now there’s a new Broadway play based on his book. Maraniss joins Bob to talk about the book and its adaptation for the stage. Then, Bob talks with Dan Lauria and Judith Light, the stars of Lombardi, the new play about the legendary NFL coach.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Lee Reeves. She embodies a line from the Gershwin tune, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” — she sings off-key. But when her daughter was born with a serious illness and needed hours of motherly attention, Reeves learned to sing with abandon, ignoring wrong notes and focusing on the love she was expressing.
Andrew Alexander is an innovative and influential theatre, film, and television producer, known most widely for his leadership of The Second City theatre company and the hit television show SCTV. Alexander talks with Bob about the business of being funny. Then, Bob talks with Tim Baltz, Tim Mason, andAmanda Blake-Davis, three actors at Second City. They describe the process of writing a new show and the excitement of performing improv comedy in front of an audience.