Bob Edwards Weekend (October 25-26, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – October 25-26, 2014

 

 

HOUR ONE:

 

We mark the birthday of the United Nations. First, Bob discusses the UN Security Council with American University professor David Bosco. His book on the subject is titled Five to Rule Them All.

 

Next a visit from Jan Egeland.  He was in charge of coordinating humanitarian relief for the United Nations during some of the world’s most horrific recent events: the Indian Ocean tsunami, the crisis in Darfur, the aftermath of the Iraq war. Egeland’s book about his experience is called A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity.

 

Then, we pay our respects to Ben Bradlee, the former Executive Editor of The Washington Post. Bob visited his office in 2007 to discuss his long career which included editing the paper’s coverage of Watergate and befriending his neighbor, John F. Kennedy. Bradlee died on Tuesday at the age of 93.

 

 

HOUR TWO:                 

 

We look back at The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Bob talks with Michael Dobbs about his hour-by-hour account.  He’s the author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

 

Then Bob talks with Tracy McClard about the juvenile justice work she does in the memory of her teenaged son who was tried and convicted as an adult. In 2008, Jonathan McClard committed suicide in jail just days after his 17th birthday.