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    • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Reporting live from the streets and rooftops of London as Nazi war planes rained terror from the skies during the Battle of Britain, Edward R. Murrow brought the stark horror of war and the shock of breaking news events directly into American living rooms for the first time, and that was just the beginning.

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    • Very interesting book, easy-listening

    • By D. Littman on 12-18-04

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Peter Beinart, John D’Agata, and Jim Fingal, April 30, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 51 mins
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    For a relatively young country, Israel and its supporters wield immense power in shaping United States government policy. Peter Beinart is a former editor of the New Republic who lays out his criticism of the Jewish State in a new work, The Crisis of Zionism. Among Beinart’s more controversial ideas is a proposed boycott on products made in Israeli settlements.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Laura Lippman, February 24, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Laura Lippman wrote her first seven books while working fulltime as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. She left journalism in 2001, but kept a deadline driven writing style, publishing a book nearly every year. The latest, After I’m Gone, revolves around a cold case investigation into the disappearance of Felix Brewer.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, David Broder, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi, March 9, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and our very own contributor David Broder. He was a part of our program for our first six years, appearing nearly every week from 2004-2010 to offer his analysis of the news. In the fall of 2010, instead of asking about the latest polls and political maneuvering, Bob talked with Broder about his long and storied journalism career. We share part of their conversation today. David Broder died four years ago at the age of 81.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Maya Angelou and Philip Seymour Hoffman, November 25, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    We continue our series of timely interviews by remembering renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. She died in May at the age of 86. Angelou is known best for her award-winning writing, including her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie. Bob spoke to Maya Angelou in 2006 and we share their conversation on writing, aging, and being an American. Then we'll remember the youngest member of our group. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February at the age of 46. In 2005, he spoke with Bob about his career and his film Capote. Hoffman won his only Academy Award for that role as Truman Capote.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Ira Glass, May 11, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Bob talks to This American Life host and producer Ira Glass. A long time ago, Ira made Bob pretend to be a wizard for a radio play he wrote. And before that, Ira worked with Bob as an intern at Morning Edition.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Ross Donaldson and Leon Fleisher, May 19, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Ross Donaldson is part of the team that is helping to re-build Iraq’s medical system. His specialty is a relatively new and growing field at medical schools: humanitarian medicine. In, The Lassa Ward: One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases Donaldson writes about researching — and catching a deadly disease in Sierra Leone.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Father Gregory Boyle, October 23, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob spends the hour with Father Gregory Boyle in East Los Angeles. For nearly two decades, Boyle has helped thousands of gang members trade a life of violent crime for an honest day’s work. Father G-Dog, as he’s been nicknamed by the community, is the founder of Homeboy Industries, whose mission is to find and create jobs for ex-gang members. Homeboy Industries runs five businesses of its own, including a tattoo removal parlor, a t-shirt shop and a cafe. Ever since conducting this original interview with Father Greg in 2005, Bob has called it his favorite conversation.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Judy Blume and Norton Juster, June 25, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Beloved writer Judy Blume has been the voice of young people's literature for over 40 years. The author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, the Fudge books, and many others, Blume has added screenwriter to her resume. Based on her 1981 novel, Tiger Eyes follows a young woman forced to cope with the aftermath of her father's murder.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Arthur Herman and Stephen Harding, September 16, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In his book, Arthur Herman tells a little-known story from World War II: how two American businessmen—the President of General Motors William Knudsen and construction giant Henry Kaiser—oversaw an output of war materials including weapons, tanks, planes, guns, and ammunition – that almost defies imagination. Herman calls it the greatest industrial miracle in history, and makes the case that these men changed the face of not only American business and industry but of American society.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Marc Ambinder and Edmund de Waal, November 9, 2011

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    First, a conversation with reporter Marc Ambinder about Pakistan. He's co-authored the December cover story in The Atlantic, titled The Ally from Hell. Then, when world-renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal inherited a collection of 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings called netsuke, he decided to find more about his family’s past and how they came to own such a priceless collection.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Sister Helen Prejean, January 12, 2005

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    For the full hour, Bob talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her book The Death of Innocents. Sister Helen is the woman who wrote Dead Man Walking and is an advocate for abolishing the death penalty. In her new book, she documents the executions of two men whom she believes were innocent, Dobie Gillis Williams in Louisiana and Joseph O'Dell in Virginia.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Christopher Rothko and Harry Cooper, May 25, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Mark Rothko was an abstract expressionist painter who pioneered the way for American artists. He died tragically in 1970, leaving behind two children and hundreds of marked up pages in the form of a manuscript on his views on art. Christopher Rothko talks about the book he and his sister eventually published The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art, and the legacy of his father’s work.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, William Cope Moyers and Gabor Maté, January 20, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act went into effect at the beginning of the month. The new law means that for the first time, mental health and substance abuse services will be covered by insurance plans. 22 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs but few know that treatment could be covered by health insurance. William Cope Moyers has advocated for the passage of the legislation for 15 years.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Martin Goldsmith, Caroline Clarke, and David McCullough Jr., May 13, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    75 years ago today, the MS St. Louis set sail for Cuba and freedom with some 900 Jewish refugees aboard. Dubbed “the saddest ship afloat” by the New York Times, the St. Louis was denied entrance by Cuba, the United States, and Canada before returning to Europe. Martin Goldsmith, the author of Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, shares with Bob the tragic tale of St. Louis. Next, Bob talks to award-winning journalist Caroline Clarke, the long-lost granddaughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole, about her memoir Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Rita Dove and Caroline Kennedy, December 26, 2011

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    All week we're welcoming new Sirius XM subscribers to our show with some of Bob's best 2011 interviews. We start with Bob’s favorite poetry interviews. First, Rita Dove is one of the greatest living American poets. She is a former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. Most recently she edited The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Dove joins Bob to talk about what she feels is the most important poetry of the previous hundred years.

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    • The American Journey of Barack Obama

    • By: Edward M. Kennedy (foreword), Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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    For decades Americans have turned to LIFE magazine to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. The magazine now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. This book includes a Foreword by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene, and several others.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Jimmy Buffett, October 9, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Our 8th anniversary celebration continues. This time we replay Bob’s interview with singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Like a pied piper, but with a guitar, Buffett leads his Coral Reefer Band and his legion of fans known as Parrot Heads. Bob visits with Buffett in the state of mind called Margaritaville to talk about the song with the same title, his many commercial enterprises, the SiriusXM satellite radio channel and about his connection to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Simon Winchester and Franz Wisner, October 14, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    As a new American citizen, historian and best-selling author Simon Winchester burrowed into his adopted country’s history of unity for his latest book The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible. When Franz Wisner was just about to get married, his fiancée suddenly called off the wedding. To preserve a bit 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 came home and wrote up their adventures in his book titled Honeymoon with My Brother.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Tig Notaro and Doyle McManus, July 12, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Last August, Tig Notaro began her stand-up comedy set with this line: “Good evening! Hello. I have cancer! How are you?” What came next “was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw,” wrote Louis C. K., who then posted the set on his website and brought immediate fame to comedy’s now it-girl. Notaro turned a string of horrors – cancer, double mastectomy, death of her mother, bad break-up – into a gut-wrenching but still very funny comedy routine. It’s now being released on a cd, Live, for the first time this summer.

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