The Bob Edwards Show, October 15-19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012: Today we dip into the archive to bring back Bob’s interviews with jazz legend Dave Brubeck. They talk about his life, career, and his CD titled London Flat, London Sharp. Then, Bob talks with William F. Buckley Jr., the father of the modern conservative movement and founder of the National Review magazine about his book Miles Gone By.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012: Amy Krouse Rosenthal likes to make things: books for small people and big, short videos, and “connections with the universe.” Her collection of videos is charming and addictive – in “Life is a Marathon,” she greets commuters exiting the train station with posters, high fives, and water. Rosenthal talks to Bob about creativity, getting something out of nothing, and why she does what she does. Then, we hear from This I Believe essayist Leslie Guttman. Sometimes, the letter of the law is wrong. No policy is appropriate for every situation in life, which is why people have to make judgment calls. When Guttman encountered a would-be shoplifter in her bookstore, she realized the woman was more than a thief. Guttman put herself in the woman’s place, and their encounter altered her perspective.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012: Marty Makary is a surgeon at Johns Hopkins and author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Healthcare. He tells Bob that if medical errors were a disease, they would be the sixth leading cause of death in the US, just behind accidents and Alzheimer’s. Then, Bob talks with best-selling writer Ken Follett. Follett’s books have sold more than 100 million copies, and tonight his novel World Without End debuts on the small screen. A historical epic set in medieval England, this ReelzTV miniseries stars Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson and Charlotte Riley. Bob also talks with Follett about his most recent novel Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy.
Thursday, October 18, 2012: It’s hard to believe that Penny Marshall, the actress who played the tough talking tomboy in the sitcom “Laverne and Shirley” is pushing 70. And when Hollywood-types enter their sunset years, they write their memoirs —- telling funny stories about their famous friends. Penny Marshall’s is titled My Mother Was Nuts. Marshall was the first female director to make a movie that grossed over $100 million (Big, starring Tom Hanks) but Marshall calls her successful Hollywood career a “happy accident.” Then, Bob talks sports with John Feinstein, Washington Post columnist and co-host of SiriusXM’s “Beyond the Brink” (Mad Dog Radio, channel 86).
Friday, October 19, 2012: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, Andrea Seabrook was a reporter for NPR for eleven years before leaving this summer to produce a new program called DecodeDC. In this series, she aims to lift the curtain on national politics to dissect how it works - or doesn’t. Seabrook will discuss DecodeDC, the current presidential election, and the debates. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Greg Gatjanis. We know that life is precious, and that it can be gone in an instant. Gatjanis was forced to face the death of his father unexpectedly, and the moment became more significant than he expected. In the hospital room, Gatjanis shared one last moment with his father, and he says it was both his deepest heartbreak and his greatest blessing.