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4/30/2017


Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Edwards

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 12:59 pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman sat down with Bob Edwards sometime in October of 2005 to talk about his then-new film Capote as well as his entire career. The men spoke for over fifty minutes, and the poignancy of Hoffman talking about the things he wanted to do as he got older is in retrospect rather painful. In this case, I decided to share with you the raw unedited interview instead of the hour-long broadcast.

My friend and final Executive Producer Chad Campbell cringes a little every time I run a raw interview…they are after all called “raw” for a reason, and in the hands of a skilled producer the rough conversation becomes a polished gem. You will hear small errors that were smoothed-over in the produced piece. There are audio clips from various films added to punctuate the conversation. And you probably don’t even realize the magic a good producer can create using the, “internal edit” - by carefully removing hesitations, false-starts, and other imperfections common in everyday conversation, the interviewee becomes to the ear insightful, intelligent, and confident. (If you don’t believe what internal editing can do, re-listen to the final Bob Edwards Show, where with the internal edit Mr. Campbell managed to make even me sound bright.)

So why run this without the polish? Because I am slowly listening to all of the audio rescued from the salvaged DATs (Digital Audio Tapes) rescued from the SiriusXM dumpster, and recently heard this one. Holding the archives, and the wonderful things that were salvaged before the show ended, gives me in this case the opportunity to take you back to 2005, sit you down on the control room couch, and let you listen in on Bob and Philip in conversation as-it-happened in studio. This is not to minimize the work producer Phil Harrell added to this for the polished broadcast aired the 28th, but to show that while some interviews were quite literally disasters Bob had to be thrilled to finish, some sound more like two guys sitting at a bar over a drink talking shop. Yep, there will be some mistakes…but I think the information you’ll gain is worth an occasional “um…er…,” and I hope you’ll enjoy this relaxed conversation with a very interesting guy unfortunately no longer with us.

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4/19/2017


Rebecca Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Filed under: Television, Films and Video, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 10:54 pm

Over 60 years ago, doctors took cells from a cancer patient in Baltimore. She died soon afterward, forgotten to everyone except her family. But her cells became immortal and famous – known as HeLa. HeLa cells were the first to grow reliably in a laboratory, and they’re still the most widely used today. They’re responsible for everything from the Polio vaccine to gene mapping. They’ve ridden into space and into oblivion on atomic weapons.

The Oprah Winfrey-lead film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiers in a few days on HBO…but in 2010, Bob Edwards spent an hour with the author of the book on which this film is based, Rebecca Skloot, hearing the story of the woman from whom HeLa cells were taken without permission, and what happened to her family after she died. From the program introduction:

For sixty years, scientists all over the world have conducted research using Hela cells. They’re called Hela cells because they came from a woman named Henrietta Lacks. The scientists know the story of the cells, but not many have bothered to ask about Henrietta’s story. Well Rebecca Skloot did-and she spent ten years researching the life of a 30-year old African American mother of five who died of cervical cancer in the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1951. It would be another 25 years before Henrietta’s children learned about the involuntary contribution their mother left to medical science—a legacy that continues today.

Script/Roadmap also included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday February 8th, 2010: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Monday February 8th, 2010 [59:30m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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4/6/2017


Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90

Filed under: News — Charlie Summers @ 2:20 pm

From The Washington Post: Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90

I say this with all love and respect, having been a fan of your work for as long as I can remember: “Get outta here, you Hockey Puck!”

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4/1/2017


Rupert Holmes and Bob Edwards In Conversation

Filed under: Old-Time Radio, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:41 pm

I know, I know, I’ve been derelict in my duty to post shows…what can I say, working for a living keeps getting in the way of the important stuff. ;) (And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke.)

Rupert Holmes is known for a lot of things…for example, he wrote the preeminent pop tune, The Pina Colada Song. In my hobby, Old-Time Radio, he is beloved for creating the television program Remember WENN, although I will personally never forgive him for the confusion he caused turning the sound effects artist’s name into a pun. He’s written theater works, including his The Mystery of Edwin Drood where the audience completes the story. From the introduction:

Today we’ll explore the many incarnations of a very talented man. Rupert Holmes wrote top-40 songs back in the day when a band might exist only in a studio for several hours. Holmes became a producer for Barbra Streisand and others, then had a hit of his own with the Pina Colada Song. Still bigger successes followed - an Emmy for the nostalgic TV show Remember WENN - and several Tonys for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Now Rupert Holmes wins Edgar Awards for the mystery novels he writes-complete with companion cd. The latest is titled “Swing.”

On October 13th, 2005, The Bob Edwards Show broadcast Rupert Holmes as the sole guest for the full hour. Please enjoy this conversation with a very interesting man - of course, the script/roadmap from the paper archives is here as well.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday, October 13th, 2005: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday, October 13th, 2005 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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3/23/2017


AOL is Rejecting the OTR Digest again…

Filed under: General — Charlie Summers @ 1:45 pm

Honest, folks, nothing I can do about it at this point - AOL users are not receiving the most recent issue of the Digest, not seeing errors from other systems at this point (always possible eventually). Nothing I can do…once they decide to allow the Digest through, you can always request a copy from the archive server.

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3/19/2017


Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 11:03 am

From The New York Times: Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88

Back in 2008, Bob Edwards in Washington, D.C. and Jimmy Breslin in New York sat down for a conversation about his book The Good Rat: A True Story; but as was usual in Edwards’ interviews, there was much more than just the book, with much of Breslin’s long career in journalism examined. From the introduction:

Sammy the Bull and Jimmy the Clam are not just characters in a book-they are real people who Jimmy Breslin has known and written about. Breslin is the Pullitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who once wrote a novel called The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. His new book is called The Good Rat: A True Story. It’s about a witness who testified against his fellow gangsters and lived to tell about it.

Script/roadmap from the paper archives included.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday, February 28th, 2008: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday, February 28th, 2008 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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3/13/2017


Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51

Filed under: News, Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 6:55 pm

From the New York Times: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51

Earlier this month, Ms. Rosenthal published a piece in The New York Times titled, You May Want to Marry My Husband. Anyone who has faced cancer with a loved one, or indeed anyone with a pulse, cannot help but be moved reading that article, especially armed with the knowledge it is her last published work. But to celebrate her life and the gusto with which she lived it, I suggest listening to this 2012 conversation with Bob Edwards, a conversation held long before the diagnosis in 2015 that devastated the family, a conversation filled with joy and contemplation. From the introduction:

Best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has made a score of books for children. For the rest of us she’s made short videos you can see on YouTube. And though she says she’s on sabbatical, one suspects she’s making something else somewhere. For most of the next hour, she’s right here describing her missions—her connections with the universe-including the video called 17 things I made and the invitation to the general public to join her in a park and make an 18th thing. Rosenthal discusses creativity, getting something out of nothing, and why she does the things she does.

Script/roadmap included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday October 16th, 2012: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday October 16th, 2012 [59:30m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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3/10/2017


Bob Edwards talks to Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:55 pm

There is a whole lot of great music represented in this photograph…

On The Bob Edwards Show, music and the musicians who create it played a huge role. Here, Bob in the Washington, D.C. studio talks to Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby in the New York Sirius Studios about their then-recent release Demos. But of course with these three guys, the conversation travels decades of musical history, with lots of drops to remind us of the many high points of their careers.

In some ways, this interview harkens back to happier times…the men are not nearly as close now as they were when this program aired.

In the last segment, Bob talks to Martin Goldsmith about the 149th birthday of Gustav Mahler. Script/roadmap included below for purists.

Bob also chatted separately with Graham Nash, and twice with David Crosby, so I think I’ll run those programs in the coming weeks.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Wednesday July 8th, 2009: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Wednesday July 8th, 2009 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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3/6/2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Bob Edwards Show Redux

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 12:31 pm

Here is another entire program with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this time broadcast in April of 2013. I have often remarked they should have paid this guy to show up quarterly and just talk about what’s new in science…the guy is so filled with passion about the cool stuff scientists keep discovering or predicting, just listening to him makes one feel good about the future. If you haven’t heard the earlier show I posted, make sure you give that one a listen, too.

Now-obligatory script/roadmap also included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday April 9th, 2013: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday April 9th, 2013 [59:30m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/28/2017


Jake Shimabukuro and his Uke

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 6:36 pm

This is one of the favorite guests on The Bob Edwards Show, a young man who can take the ukulele, an instrument many of us think of as nothing more than a tiny guitar, and wring amazing sounds out of it. This interview, which originally aired on the Ides of March in 2011, is a full-show conversation with this virtuoso. From the introduction:

Jake Shimabukuro is back on the program today and we admit he has multiple fans on our staff. For one thing he is just a very nice, likeable young man. But it’s also impossible to ignore his impressive virtuosity on his musical instrument of choice—the humble ukelele. Something about the instrument makes us smile. Perhaps we regard it as a toy guitar. Or maybe it conjures up scenes of frat party sing-alongs in the 1920’s. Whatever, a uke is a fun thing. And in the skilled hands of Jake Shimabukuro, it can make fabulous music. Jake’s repertoire is all over the musical spectrum and he seems to favor challenging material—as we will hear for the next hour.

Script/roadmap included below. And a belated thanks to the show for the present!

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday March 15th, 2011: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday March 15th, 2011 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/19/2017


Derek Jacobi on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 5:02 pm

I love actors. As someone who studied the art a few lifetimes ago, I love listening to actors discuss their process. In this interview originally aired in June of 2012, Derek Jacobi discusses his classical stage work, film roles, and of course what is probably his most famous role, the stammering title character in the BBC television production of I, Claudius.

From the introduction:

All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. Those words from Shakespeare’s As You Like It apply to my guest today, Sir Derek Jacobi, one of the most celebrated and respected actors of our time. And while he’s performed all the great Shakespearean roles, Jacobi’s breakthrough came in 1976 when the BBC adapted two Robert Graves novels into a serial drama called I Claudius. He enjoyed more TV success as Brother Cadfael, a 12th century monk with a talent for solving mysteries. Derek Jacobi on his long and distinguished career for the full hour today.

Of course, script included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday June 18th, 2012: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Monday June 18th, 2012 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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2/10/2017


Carl Kasell on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 1:16 pm

Quick apology…things around Chez Charlie have been rather hectic of late, and I haven’t had the time to get archived shows posted. I rectify that and attempt to make up for my absence by replaying an interview with one of the finest broadcasters ever - Carl Kasell. In early 2010, shortly after Carl retired from the daily newscast, he sat down in the studio with Bob for an awesome conversation. From the introduction:

Today’s guest may have been the hardest working man in the news business. Carl Kasell was an NPR newscaster for decades and it’s possible that no one will ever speak more words into an NPR microphone than Carl. Those were literally well-chosen words, too, for Carl’s judgement and experience informed his work every day. His was a signature voice of NPR News, and while he’s left daily news programs as of last week, he’ll continue to serve NPR in other ways we’ll discuss over the next hour. And, of course, nothing I’m telling you is colored by his being a very close friend—and until I meet a nicer one–Carl Kasell gets my vote for nicest human being I know.

Personally, he has my second-favorite voice in radio; with Bob Edwards he encouraged without realizing it my lifelong interest in news, and the team became the most recognizable voices I’ve ever known. And once you hear the conversation here, you’ll agree that these two guys should go on-the-road with a two-man show and just talk. Until then, enjoy this conversation produced by Chad Campbell and taken from a CD rescued from the offices, including the script/roadmap from the paper archives.

And yes, before you ask, the Carl Kasell Bobblehead pictured here is the one discussed in the studio, the one that sat in the Edwards Show offices. Holding the Bob Edwards Show archives has considerable advantages…since I’ll never win his voice on my answering machine, maybe I can get him to sign it one day.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday January 7th, 2010: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday January 7th, 2010 [57:20m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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1/23/2017


Ben Macintyre on his book A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 4:44 pm

One of the things I miss the most about not having The Bob Edwards Show is learning about books. Every week, authors appeared discussing their respective books allowing me a glimpse between the covers and the decision on what books to buy and enjoy.

I’m not sure how I missed this one; Ben Macintyre reviews l’affair Kim Philby through the lens of his friendships and entitlements. From the introduction:

Kim Philby was a spy. He was one of five Cambridge-educated men who ranked high in the British intelligence services while secretly passing information to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Philby did not betray just the United Kingdom. At one point he was posted to Washington and became good friends with some of the CIA’s highest officials. Philby might have been a better spy if everyone had not been a bit suspicious of him — including Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The Soviets remained skeptical even after Philby defected to Moscow in 1963.

Anyway, I missed reading this one. So after listening to the program this week, I picked up a copy and will be spending some quality time with it as soon as possible. What makes me a little sad is I don’t know what other excellent books have been released recently…

Script included below (no roadmap, I’m afraid).

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday August 26th, 2014: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday August 26th, 2014 [59:30m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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1/21/2017


Bob Edwards with Lemony Snicket

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 3:19 pm

If you haven’t checked-out the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, I urge you to check it out - there is a general consensus that what the film got wrong, this series gets right. The show is based, of course, on the book series of the same name, written by one of the characters, Lemony Snicket - pen name of author Daniel Handler. In 2006 he was a guest on The Bob Edwards Show to discuss his adult book Adverbs - but there was much discussion about the author of the children’s book series, too.

Handler shares the program with novelist and critic Cynthia Ozick discussing her book of essays, The Din in the Head. Script/roadmap included.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday, June 13th, 2006: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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1/15/2017


Rafe Esquith on The Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 6:28 pm

This is the teacher I wish I had - while I did have some excellent teachers who made a powerful impression on my younger self, none were as completely passionate about teaching as this man. He appeared a number of times on The Bob Edwards Show, but this is his first appearance, discussing his book, Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire. His teaching methodology is pretty simple, really; “I know you can do this, so stop making excuses why you can’t and just do it.”

This program, from February of 2007, was well before his dismissal from the LA School District in 2015 - he was accused of odd and nebulous charges which he not only denies, but is taking to court. He is also suing the District in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the District of attacking older teachers close to retirement, to avoid paying pensions. And he has continued the Hobart Shakespeareans, promising Much Ado About Nothing this April.

So yeah, I’m a big fan who wishes I could attend that performance. Any time young people perform Shakespeare, the world becomes a little bit better place.

Script/roadmap included; first segment has Clive Crook talking about his Atlantic Monthly article The Ten-Cent Solution.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday, February 8th, 2007: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday, February 8th, 2007 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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1/11/2017


The Bob Edwards Show in Margaritaville

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 12:21 pm

I haven’t posted a musical guest for a while, and as cold as it’s been around here lately, I can’t think of a better “warm-up” act than Jimmy Buffett, master of the laid-back relaxed summer night. From the program:

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi but grew up in Mobile — then Fairhope, Alabama — never far from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Back then he played trombone in the school band, if you could imagine such a thing. Buffet stayed close to home for college too, attending universities in Alabama and Mississippi, studying a bit of journalism before receiving his degree in history. Now he’s a popular singer-songwriter with highly devoted fans and he’s a VERY successful businessman ~ developing and running his own line of corporate brands. Buffett has million dollar homes in VERY posh locations - and flies himself on his own private plane from Key West to St. Bart’s … and to concerts around the world. But he still loves returning to the Gulf Coast. We spoke with Jimmy Buffett the day before his performance at the 2011 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

So forget the cold weather, and spend an hour in that state-of-mind called Margaritaville! Program script/roadmap also included below for those who enjoy such.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Tuesday July 19th, 2011: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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1/3/2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Bob Edwards Show

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:26 pm

I am frequently asked what my favorite Bob Edwards Show interview is. Truthfully, I have a favorite (someday, promise), but I have a lot that I listen to repeatedly, and this is one of them; an entire hour with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson broadcast in March of 2007. I have often remarked they should have paid this guy to show up quarterly and just talk about what’s new in science…the guy is so filled with passion about the cool stuff scientists keep discovering or predicting, just listening to him makes one feel good about the future. While he is wrong about Pluto (it’s grandfathered-in as a planet; that’s my story and I’m sticking to it), he is so right about everything else and so excited to tell you about it…

Besides, how many other people has Bob interviewed that not only has an asteroid named after him, but was named the sexiest living astrophysicist by People magazine?

Now-obligatory script/roadmap also included below.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Thursday March 1st, 2007: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Thursday March 1st, 2007 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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12/31/2016


Bob Edwards Goes (Sorta) to the International Space Station

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 1:58 pm

As mentioned, another program dealing with space. Earlier this week I posted the show where Bob and two producers traveled to Florida to see the space shuttle Endeavor launch for a trip to the International Space Station. The following year on January 12th, 2009 Bob interviewed one of the crew members on that shuttle flight, Sandy Magnus, along with Commander Mike Fincke while they orbited the earth.

Being a fan of both the Edwards program and the space program, I couldn’t help myself…I recorded the interview video in real-time across the Net from the NASA feed and posted it to BobEdwards.Info. Below is that video…note that there is significant lag between question and answer, so be patient. Early on Commander Fincke, while Ms. Magnus answers a question, performs a slow graceful roll in the microgravity of orbit. It is a joy to behold…

I’ve also posted the program itself (click the “Play Now” link immediately after the description to switch to the audio player, or download to take with you on your next walk or jog), aired over a month later on February 20th, which also includes David Broder talking politics, NASA expert and NPR reporter Pat Duggins with an update on the agency, and film critic Ken Turan making predictions for the then-upcoming Academy Awards. The roadmap/script is down there, too, and this one is chock-full of prep work for the various interviews aired in the episode.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Friday February 20th, 2009: Download

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show for Friday February 20th, 2009 [59:15m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress  Bob Edwards Interviews Sandy Magnus & Mike Fincke; January 12th, 2009: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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12/28/2016


Space Shuttle Night Launch

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 2:59 pm

On November 14th, 2008, the last nighttime launch of the Space Shuttle took place for mission STS-126 destined to the International Space Station for “home improvements,” and Bob along with producers Chad Campbell and Geoffrey Redick were there to talk to NASA expert and NPR reporter Pat Duggins about his book Final Countdown which chronicles the history of the Space Shuttle program, also a conversation with astronauts Catherine Coleman and Robert Satcher. Also check-ins with some of the may people who traveled from near and far to witness the event.

And of course Bob brings the sounds of the launch to the program as well. The program begins with the then-regular Monday visit by David Broder, and you’ll find prep for this conversation in the script also posted below.

One of the astronauts, Sandra Magnus, was merely a passenger hitching a lift to the ISS for an extended stay there. The following year, Bob interviewed her and astronaut Mike Fincke from the space station, and we’ll see that interview in a few days.

icon for podpress  The Bob Edwards Show Script for Monday November 24th, 2008: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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12/23/2016


A Festivus for the Rest’f Us!

Filed under: Radio Today, Bob Edwards Archives — Charlie Summers @ 11:42 am

Happy Festivus!

As an almost annual event on The Bob Edwards Show this time of year, the interview with Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara originally aired December 23rd, 2004 was replayed; Jerry Stiller was the actor who portrayed George’s father Frank Costanza on Seinfeld (second actor to portray the role, actually - everyone forgets about John Randolph). The interview was designed to discuss Festivus, and aired in two segments for a total of 27:13.

But I thought I’d give you an extra treat on this Festivus…the original 42-minute unedited interview with Bob in the XM Satellite Radio studios in Washington D.C. and Stiller & Meara at The Radio Foundation in New York City, recorded in the studio to DAT and salvaged from the trash dumpster by Executive Producer Chad Campbell. In this unedited conversation, you will hear Bob disappear for long stretches while Stiller and Meara banter back-and-forth about many things having nothing whatsoever to do with Festivus; sometimes the only way to know he’s still there is his laughter in the background! If Bob thought of Studs Terkel as self-starting, these two were an entire cabaret act on the other end of a set of headphones!

So enjoy this tribute to the late Anne Meara and the wonderful Jerry Stiller, on this almost-special day-of-all-days. And while I know no one asked, my favorite line in this entire conversation is from Anne: “Do I look like a DRUUU-ID to you???”

And a personal note about that photograph; it’s a screen grab from a video tape shot by yours truly at the 2005 Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention in Newark, NJ. We were re-creating The Joe Franklin Show, and Joe got his friends Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller to stop by the hotel and guest on his program while I was running the convention’s video camera for Fred Berney. So I will forever be able to say, “I shot Stiller & Meara!”

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