The Bob Edwards Show (September 21-25, 2015)

Monday, September 21, 2015: Bob talks to musician, rehabilitated drug addict, ex-con, liver recipient and sperm donor David Crosby.  We talked about all that and more and he wrote about it in his book titled Since Then: How I Survived EVERYTHING and Lived to Tell About It. We also discuss much of his music as presented in Crosby’s 3-CD boxed set called Voyage.  It features tracks from his time with The Byrds – the super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – and from his solo career.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015: Today we replay our most popular and our most powerful original documentary. It’s one last encore presentation of our award-winning show Stories from Third Med: Surviving a Jungle ER.  The documentary includes stories of the Navy’s Third Medical Battalion, which served alongside the Third Marine Division. They were based near the DMZ, closest to the enemy in North Vietnam. Decades later, the doctors and corpsmen recount the horror they can never forget, and reflect on the forces that drive men to war in the first place.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015: Bob speaks with Larry King at his favorite hangout, the Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen in Beverly Hills. They reminisce about King’s five decades in broadcasting. Then we’ll mark the birthday of Bruce Springsteen. Peter Ames Carlin has written well-regarded and exhaustively researched biographies on Paul McCartney and The Beach Boys. He’s also turned his journalistic eye to “The Boss.” Carlin joins Bob to talk about rock-n-roll’s working class hero and his book titled Bruce. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015: Bob visits with Annie Leibovitz one of the world’s best known photographers.  She’s been the featured portrait photographer for Vanity Fair magazine since 1983, and her images of celebrities and public figures have reached an iconic status.  When she was our guest, Washington DC’s Corcoran Gallery was exhibiting images featured in her book titled Annie Leibovitz At Work. Then, another creative type. 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.

Friday, September 25, 2015: Today, we present our two favorite interviews gathered during a reporting trip to Nashville.  First is a visit to the home of Guy Clark to discuss his career, his music and his handmade instruments. Bob talks with Clark in a basement room that performs double duty as a guitar building workshop and as a song writing room. Then Marty Stuart shows us around his stunning personal museum of country music memorabilia.  He shows us artifacts such as Johnny Cash’s first ever black suit, Patsy Cline’s final pair of boots and the handwritten lyrics for some of Hank Williams’ biggest hits.