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10/4/2018


Fourteen Years Ago Today…

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 7:55 am

…the first Bob Edwards Show was broadcast on XM Satellite Radio. (To be accurate, it was not the first production; there were two pilot programs produced before this initial broadcast. One day I will share them with you.)

I have to tell you, holding the archives of the program is a constant source of entertainment and amazement. For this anniversary, I thought I’d share with you video taken in the control room while that first program was beginning. Your cameraman is Chad Campbell, the final Executive Producer of the program. The video begins a bit early, with Bob and David Broder in the studio waiting for the cue from show producer Melissa Gray. And I hope those who were there that day can identify all the folks in that room.

So let’s step back to the very beginning of a magnificent journey, and watch the very start…

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icon for podpress  The First Bob Edwards Show, from inside the Control Room: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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8/20/2018


Marc Fisher on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 4:47 pm

I know I have been lax lately posting archive programs, but life is what it is, and has kept me busy with other things. I’d love to promise to do better, but you know how that goes…

In 2007, journalist Marc Fisher released the book Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation, and visited the XM Studios to spend an entire show talking to Bob about the transformation of radio in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s from drama and comedy to the era of the disc jockey and beyond.

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National Radio Day than a re-visit with Marc Fisher. Script/roadmap included, of course. This program was produced by Andy Danyo Kubis.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, January 9th, 2007: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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7/12/2018


Somedays are Arts and Crafts…and the Edwards Show

Filed under: General, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:00 am

Ok, I admit it, somedays I’m a little too involved with the Edwards Show, and the old XM Satellite Radio in general. One of the things that was in the Edwards Show archives, buried in a box, was a microphone flag…it’s one of those things you see on the microphone when someone is being interviewed, identifying the network or organization the reporter or interviewer is from. If you look at any of the studio photos or videos posted on the Bob Edwards Show Facebok page, you’ll see XM mic flags on all of the studio mics. Naturally, I stuck it onto my desk boom (where I record SummersTime). I took a photo and published it on an XM Satellite Radio fan site.

The maintainer of the site asked me if it was real, or if I made it.

This got me thinking just way too much…we have a bunch of equipment here at Chez Charlie, and the more I stared at the mic flag on my boom, the more I thought I actually could make one.

So I started researching. Turns out the hardest part of making an XM mic flag is…the flag blank. Most of the inexpensive blanks originating in China aren’t square-faced; I mean, they are square when seen from above or below, but the face where the printing goes is actually rectangular…roughly 10mm longer than it is high. The XM mic flag is almost square (it’s actually just slightly a trapezoid, with the bottom of the face a teeny bit larger than the top of the face, and yes I really am that anal about it!), so the cheap blanks just won’t work, even though the price is right.

I found and purchased some square ones on fleaBay, and the faces were pretty much perfectly square, but I never actually read the clearly-noted measurements…they were not quite twice the size of the XM flag!

I finally found an almost exact replacement at my favorite New York camera store, Adorama. So the “hardware” was finished, now the “software.” I have a press copy of the XM Satellite Radio logo in my files (downloaded gawd-knows-when from gawd-knows-where). I converted it to a vector graphic, and after editing in Inkscape (an open-source vector-graphics editor) imported into my wife’s Silhouette software.

Now…the vinyl color. To be sure, I ordered a set of 12″x12″ sheets of all five yellow colors available in the permanent Oracal 351. Once they arrived, I selected the closest (not an exact match to the silk-screened color on the original mic flag, but close), and cut four copies of the thing. While I was at it, I ‘created” a mic flag that, so far as I know, never existed; a triangular flag with the sideways XM logo on it.

The result:

The one bottom-left is the original silk-screened flag from the XM studios. The one on the bottom-right is the copy I created spending way too much time locating a properly-sized blank and applying carefully-measured and color-matched cut vinyl. On the top of them, the larger triangular one with the sideways XM logo, which really should have been long before I created the only one currently in existence.

But I couldn’t stop there, oh heavens no. There was one more set of graphics I wanted to see on a microphone flag…the Bob Edwards Show sunrise logo, and the XM Public Radio logo. And so…I did:

This one is actually one of those 50mm high/60mm wide inexpensive flag blanks from China, which clearly worked better (especially for the XMPR logo) than the cube would have. And now maybe you understand why Executive Producer Chad Campbell called me more than once the show’s “Biggest Fan” - I can get a little…obsessive…when something tickles my synapses.

And while I’d love to tell you I am finally finished creating microphone flags, there’s at least one more non-Bob Edwards Show flag I want to make, so looks like my wife’s Silhouette has a little more vinyl cutting it needs to do for me…

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6/8/2018


Anthony Bourdain has died at 61

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 11:29 pm

From The Washington Post: Anthony Bourdain has died at 61

Anthony Bourdain was a guest on The Bob Edwards Show twice; once in 2005 when he started his show on The Travel Channel called “No Reservations,” and again in 2006 after being trapped in Beirut while shooting an episode of the show. Both segments were produced by Phil Harrell, and the raw recordings from both interviews are here in the archives.

If the show were still on XM I’m certain the crew would combine these programs into a single “Best of Bob,” with new opening and closing. But it isn’t, so I present both programs here in their entirety, along with the script/roadmaps. I know the player I have here gets a little strange with multiple audio files, but you should be able to download or play either or both…if you have any problems, drop a note here in the comments and I’ll do what I can to help.

EDIT: I was reminded I should post the number of the National Suicide Hotline, there to help anyone who is feeling depressed or desperate - 800-273-8255.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday, August 8th, 2005: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Monday, August 8th, 2005 [59:16m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, July 25th, 2006: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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5/30/2018


The Mirage of War Documentary

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:02 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

In 2009, The Bob Edwards Show visited the Army’s billion-dollar National Training Center. Covering more than a thousand square miles of California’s Mojave Desert, Ft. Irwin and the NTC includes realistic mock villages populated by role playing Iraqi nationals and military wives who aim to give the soldiers a taste of what’s to come overseas. From the introduction:


We’re spending this Veterans Day at the Army’s National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California - where US troops are subjected to the most realistic war simulations possible — before deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan. We’ll witness one of those exercises — complete with lED blasts and sniper fire - and get a blow-by-blow account. Next, I talk with Brigadier General Dana Pittard - former commander of the NTC. You’ll meet some of the Iraqi and American role-players who make the training as authentic as possible. Then I talk with Bertran Schultz and Matthew Brown about their experiences “in the box” at the National Training Center.

The Mirage of War: A Day in the Life of the Army’s National Training Center is a fascinating look at the preparations for war. Produced by Chad Campbell, script/roadmap included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Wednesday, November 11th, 2009: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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5/23/2018


Philip Roth Dies at 85

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 11:09 am

From the New York Times: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

In 2008, Philip Roth sat in a New York studio and talked to Bob Edwards in Washington, DC about his career and his then-latest book, Indianation. From the program’s introduction:

His publisher declared the publication day to be National Indignation Day, although the author and his interviewer agree that a single day of indignation is not nearly enough. In this new book. Roth returns to the voice of a young man trying to cope in a world in which older men make all the rules. It is 1950 and the older men want the young man to go fight in Korea.

My strongest personal memory of Mr. Roth’s work was reading Portnoy’s Complaint many many years ago and laughing out loud. A lot. Many books make you smile, even chuckle; but rare is the book that causes deep-throated belly laughs.

The program starts with Bob talking to Rebecca Roberts about politics from an oh-so-much gentler time. Both program and program script (including prep work for the Roberts interview) are included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Wednesday, September 17, 2008: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Wednesday, September 17, 2008 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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5/6/2018


The King of Kong…or…um…

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:06 pm

Weeks ago, final Bob Edwards Show Executive Producer Chad Campbell alerted me to a news article directly focused on an interview the show broadcast over eleven years ago. Before we get to that news article, let’s revisit the interview itself.

Director Seth Gordon appeared on the program August 24th, 2007 talking with Bob about his documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, which detailed the drop-dead serious sport of trying to get the high score in the ancient arcade game Donkey Kong. I know, I know, we all had our initials on that game at one point or another, but these guys are serious about achieving high scores we casual players couldn’t even imagine.

But the documentary tells the story of two guys vying to be the best in this strange competition. From the introduction:

Then we’ll hear from documentary filmmaker Seth Gordon, whose latest work explores the world of competitive video game playing. And that world is often not a pretty place, especially when a challenger threatens the reputation of the longtime legendary champion of Donkey Kong. Intrigue ensues, also deceit, conspiracy and dirty tricks. There are heroes, villains and sycophants. Seth Gordon’s film is titled King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.

Please listen to the program first…then go to Variety to learn the recent outcome!

(And if you want to watch the documentary, it can be rented on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, or Microsoft for only a few dollars.)

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Friday, August 24th, 2007: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Friday, August 24th, 2007 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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4/17/2018


Carl Kasell 1934-2018

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 5:36 pm

From The Washington Post: NPR broadcaster who brought gravitas and goofiness to the airwaves dies at 84

Back in 2010, shortly after Carl retired from the daily newscast, he sat down in the studio with Bob for a relaxed conversation between two friends. You can hear that program here.

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3/25/2018


Stories from Third Med: Surviving a Jungle ER

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 9:05 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

Next up is a listener favorite; Stories from Third Med: Surviving a Jungle ER. This program has been repeated quite a number of times on The Bob Edwards Show, and a time or two on Bob Edwards Weekend, but it had gone missing from the Internet…we take care of that problem now. From the introduction:

Today on the Bob Edwards Show, we are going to listen to war stories — from the doctor’s perspective. Medics are sent to the battlefield to heal, not to kill. Their experience may be fundamentally different than that of a soldier or marine, but as you will hear, it can be just as traumatic. During the Vietnam war, the Navy’s Third Medical Battalion was stationed with the Marines near the demilitarized zone during some of the worst battles. The doctors and corpsmen of the Third Med recently reunited for their fortieth anniversary and producer Ariana Pekary attended that reunion to record these stories which have otherwise never been told in public. For the full hour today, “Stories from Third Med: A Jungle ER.”

As I have done in the past, I have edited together the original broadcast as recorded off of the XM Satellite Radio and a studio-originating copy, to provide the best of both. (In this particular case, you can rather dramatically hear how the broadcast programming was acoustically compressed when compared to the studio audio.) Script/roadmap is also included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Friday, May 23rd, 2008: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Friday, May 23rd, 2008 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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3/4/2018


The Invisible: Children Without Homes Documentary

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 7:47 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

Today, The Invisible: Children Without Homes. Bob Edwards and producer Ariana Pekary spent hours interviewing homeless men, women, teens and children – at shelters, group homes, and on city sidewalks to report their stories. These families told of the financial hardship and violence – verbal, physical, and sexual – that forced them on to the streets, creating even more difficult and dangerous situations. These are stories of survival and hope in a time when solutions are quietly debated. Social workers, advocates for the poor, and government officials generally agree about how best to help that nation’s homeless children: provide comprehensive services, education assistance, and medical treatment. In this special documentary, Bob Edwards examines whether enough is being done to break the cycle for homeless kids.

A copy of this program is in the archives on CD burned from the files in Dalet (XM’s content-management system); as I have done a few times before, I mixed the CD audio with the audio I recorded from my XM radio the morning of December 27th, 2007 so you have the best audio available while retaining the original XM Public Radio commercials/promos.

There is no script or roadmap in the archives for this program, but a complete transcript of the program is available. Also be sure to check out The Invisible Page at BobEdwardsRadio.com for another copy of this program, photos, that transcript, and links to places mentioned in this documentary. And don’t miss The Invisible Honored, where producer Ariana Pekary explains why this can be properly called an “Award-Winning Documentary.”

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday, December 27th, 2007 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/27/2018


Exploding Heritage Documentary

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 6:14 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

Next up, we have the story of mountain-top removal mining, Exploding Heritage. From the introduction:

The Appalachian Mountains are nearly 300-million years old—America’s oldest—and they’ve survived everything nature has thrown at them. But they might not survive man. Using a mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, mining companies are blowing up mountains to get to the valuable coal deep inside. Today on The Bob Edwards Show, “Exploding Heritage,” the controversy over mountaintop removal coal mining.

Powerful when first aired, it is equally relevant today. Produced by Andy Danyo Kubis, script/roadmap included.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Friday, July 28th, 2006: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Friday, July 28th, 2006 [59:16m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/22/2018


Dangerous Crossings, Part 2

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 7:27 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

This is the second part of Dangerous Crossings, the program’s examination of illegal immigration. From the program’s introduction:

Each year, Hundreds of illegal immigrants to the United States die in the southwestern desert. Migrants risk their lives in the harsh climate and terrain because the federal government has tightened security at the safer crossing points. Today we’ll ride along with Border Patrol officers as they try to do their job of securing our border with Mexico. Then we’ll take a second ride through the desert with members of the Samaritans, a group that maintains water stations in the desert and takes other measures to try to minimize the loss of life among illegal immigrants to the United States.

Again, produced by Chad Campbell; script/roadmap included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Friday, March 10th, 2006: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Friday, March 10th, 2006 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/18/2018


Dangerous Crossings, Part 1

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:01 pm

In conjunction with BobEdwardsRadio.com and our own BobEdwards.Info, over the next few weeks we’re going to post “the documentaries,” the special programs built to perform a deep-dive into a specific issue. Once they are posted here, the files will be made available to those two websites so they may update the existing links to the programs. It’s past-time these were available for those searching to hear them again.

While putting this together, I found it surprising how many of these programs hold up and are just as relevant today, like the first two-episode documentary from March of 2006; Dangerous Crossings. From the first program’s introduction:

For the next two days, the subject of this program is illegal immigration to the United States, a matter that inspires a number of passionate opinions. You will hear from leaders who set Immigration policy here in Washington, from the police force charged with stopping illegal immigrants, from humanitarians trying to save immigrants from dying in the desert, from others who want migrants & their employers punished more severely—and you’ll hear from the migrants themselves—who leave friends and family behind—and risk their lives—in hopes of someday sharing in the American dream.

This two-part documentary was produced by Chad Campbell. Script/roadmap also included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday, March 9th, 2006: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday, March 9th, 2006 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/1/2018


Bob Edwards’ Conversation with Ben Bradlee

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:34 pm

One of the things about having spent eleven years meticulously (some might say “insanely”) recording The Bob Edwards Show every weekday morning is that I have a wealth of programming to listen to again. While I will frequently search out specific guests, I can also just grab a show randomly - after all, that is much like the show is still airing, allowing me some surprise about the “next day’s” guests. Last night, I opened up 2007, then June, then the fourth, and loaded the show into my player (an XM Inno I no longer use for satellite radio, since there isn’t much there to listen to anymore). This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to hear again Bob’s conversation with Washington Post legend Ben Bradlee, and thought you might enjoy listening to the program, too. From the introduction:

Ben Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post at several of the most important points of its history—and OUR history. Bradlee directed the paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal that resulted in Richard Nixon resigning the Presidency in disgrace. Now a vice president for the paper, Bradlee recalls Watergate, the Pentagon Papers case and his close friendship with JFK.

In a time when inconvenient facts are labeled “fake news,” listening to Bradlee’s gruff voice and view of history is refreshing; and knowing this was one of only four humans who for more than thirty years knew the identity of the shadowy government leaker code-named for a pornographic movie, “Deep Throat,” adds considerable gravitas to the conversation held in Bradlee’s office at the Washington Post and produced by Ariana Pekary.

The program begins with Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson filling-in for David Broder to talk politics, including the recent primary debates. As usual, script/roadmap included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday June 4th, 2007: Download

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1/2/2018


Keely Smith on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 5:58 pm

From Variety, December 17th, 2017: Keely Smith, Jazz and Pop Singer, Dies at 89

I saw this when it was first reported, and there was some discussion on it among the OTR (Old-Time Radio) circles I am a part of. But it wasn’t until I was working on something else this week that I noticed Ms. Smith had been a guest on The Bob Edwards Show, back in 2010. She was interviewed during the show’s trip to New Orleans for Jazzfest along with a serious collection of jazz’s greatest performers. From the introduction:

We”ll continue our New Orleans music series with singer Keely Smith. In the 1950’s Keely and her then husband Louie Prima, survived the demise of the Big Band Era by moving to Las Vegas and inventing the lounge act. Their show was the one to see whether you were a blue collar vacationer-a celebrity politician or a member of the Rat Pack.

First on the program, Bob talks to Patrick Jefferies about the Deepwater Horizon cleanup; and to close out the program, Bob takes his first (but I suspect not last) trip to Hansen’s Snow-Bliz for some shaved ice awesomeness. Nestled gently between the two, as it is suspected she would have liked to nestle between Chad and Geoffrey, is Keely Smith.

For Bob’s essay about the singer and the boys’ narrow escape, check out the Bob Edwards Radio Website.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Wednesday, July 21st, 2010: Download

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12/30/2017


Sue Grafton on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 1:03 am

From The New York Times: Sue Grafton, Whose Detective Novels Spanned the Alphabet, Dies at 77

In 2005, Ms. Grafton visited The Bob Edwards Show (Bob in Washington, D.C. and Ms. Grafton in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center) to have a conversation with Bob about her then-new book, S is for Silence. From the introduction:

Nearly 23 years ago, Sue Grafton wrote a mystery novel titled A Is For Alibi, beginning a highly successful series that has steadily moved through the alphabet to the point where S Is for Silence is now in the bookstores. That means she has at least seven more books in her future. Sue Grafton is my guest today, telling us of the lastest adventures involving her fictional detective Kinsey Millhone.

The last segment is devoted to the Grammy nominees who were on the program in the past year, but the bulk of the program goes to Sue Grafton; interview produced by Chad Campbell. Script/roadmap also included for those of us who enjoy reading such things.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, December 13th, 2005: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 [59:31m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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12/26/2017


The Legacy of Buck Owens

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 8:29 pm

Ok, I really gotta check Facebook more often…

As many of you know, I am not someone who spends a lot of time on FB; the Internet is vast, and FB is only a tiny part of it. I know a lot of people think that’s all there is to the Net, and certainly Facebook encourages that impression, but it really isn’t the case. I spend my time “out here,” where I can write to you, dear reader, without having to tell Mark Zuckerberg my phone number or birthplace. (I know, I know, everyone’s on there. Actually, they ain’t.)

But I was “tagged” in a post from former Bob Edwards Show producer Chad Campbell, and didn’t even realize it until a few days ago. As soon after the holiday as I could, though, I hereby answer that post (and will tag him myself on FB for good measure).

Anyway, I present the program originally aired December 17th, 2013 where Bob interviews Randy Poe, co-author of Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens. From the introduction:

Well it’s high time that we devote a program to the life and career of Buck Owens, a man who came of age just when Nashville was getting citified and disdaining the traditional sounds of country music. Not Buck. He not only stuck with the full twang of the fiddle and pedal steel sound-he also kept himself out of Nashville as much as he could. Buck Owens was a Bakersfield, California guy and though he scored 20 number one hits on the country charts, the country music establishment denied him honors for as long as it could. Buck told the story of his life on a series of cassette tapes that have now reached book form thanks to my guest today Randy Poe.

So sit back and enjoy a look back into the fascinating life of country music star Buck Owens. Script/roadmap is, of course, helpfully included. And I’ll strive in the New Year to check-in to Facebook a time or three every week so this kind of delay is never again an issue. As long as I don’t have to give Marky my social security number…

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, December 17th, 2013: Download

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11/7/2017


Peter Ames Carlin on Bruce Springsteen

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:31 pm

Peter Ames Carlin’s final visit to The Bob Edwards Show dealt with his biography of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. From the introduction:

In the 1970’s, Bruce Springsteen emerged from the Jersey shore to be hailed as the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Despite being called The Boss, he was a working class hero who landed on the covers of both TIME and Newsweek. Sprinsteen and his E Street Band became known for long and energetic concerts and a string of hits including Born to Run and Born in the USA in a career that has earned The Boss more than twenty Grammy Awards. Bruce is the title of a new biography written by my guest today, Peter Ames Carlin, a journalist whose previous book subjects include Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.

Chad Campbell again takes the production reins, mixing in tons of music guaranteed to keep your toes a’tappin. Script/roadmap also included.

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11/2/2017


Peter Ames Carlin on Paul McCartney

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 4:00 pm

Peter Ames Carlin returned to The Bob Edwards Show after publishing his book on “the cute Beatle” Paul McCartney: A Life. He spent another hour talking to Bob, and this time Chad Campbell was the producer charged with bringing this interview to life with musical clips. From the introduction:

According to Guiness World Records, Paul McCartney is the most successful musician and composer in the history of popular music with sixty gold records and 32 number one singles. “Yesterday” is the most covered song ever—thousands have recorded it. McCartney wrote sweet ballads and “silly love songs,” but he was also a rocker who drove those early Beatles hits. Now 67 years old, he continues to grow as a musician-writing film scores and classical and electronic music. And he’s one the world’s principal advocates for the welfare of animals. Sir Paul is the subject of a new biography by my guest today Peter Ames Carlin, who also has written an extensive biography of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.

Script/roadmap is included below.

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10/30/2017


Peter Ames Carlin on Brian Wilson

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 8:27 pm

Peter Ames Carlin appeared on The Bob Edwards Show three times, to discuss three different musical giants - and a personal regret is that he never got to appear to discuss his latest biography, that of Paul Simon…that interview would have been glorious.

So I’m going to post all three, starting with this program first aired July 26th, 2006 discussing his biography of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. From the introduction:

The Beach Boys began as three brothers, a cousin and a neighbor celebrating the southern California culture of sun, sand, surf and automobiles. It was a simple message but delivered with great vocal magnificence—the rich layers of harmony being the product of their musical genius of a leader Brian Wilson. What happened to the Beach Boys and to Wilson outdid even the cliche rock ‘n roll band train wreck. Peter Ames Carlin is my guest today. He’s the radio and TV writer for the Portland Oregonian and the author of a new biography titled Catch a Wave: The Rise. Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.

This program was produced by Phil Harrell. Of course, the obligatory script/roadmap is also below.

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