Bob Edwards Weekend (October 18-19, 2014)

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Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – October 18-19, 2014

HOUR ONE: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examines how a brutal fight for the presidential nomination destroyed a friendship in her book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. It’s just come out in paperback.

In 2000, DJ John Peel called country singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell’s debut album, “my favorite record of the last ten years and possibly my life.”  Cantrell joins Bob in our performance studio to talk about her work and play a few tunes from her latest album titled No Way There From Here.


HOUR TWO: John Carlos won bronze in the 200 meter dash at the 1968 Olympics, but it was his raised-fist salute alongside gold medalist Tommie Smith that etched him into American sports iconography. He talks with Bob about his autobiography — titled The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.

When Franz Wisner was just about to get married, his fiancée suddenly called off the wedding. To save some of his personal and financial investment, Franz invited his younger brother Kurt to join him on the already-paid-for honeymoon in Costa Rica. They loved it and decided they should keep traveling together for two more years. Franz wrote about their adventures in his book titled Honeymoon with My Brother.