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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, Joan Baez, January 09, 2015

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In 1957, Joan Baez bought her first guitar for 50 dollars. Two years later, she made her debut at the Newport Folk Festival, astounding the audience with her unique three-octave vocal range. She spoke with Bob in 2008 about her five-decade career and her album titled Day After Tomorrow. They’ll also talk a little politics. Baez has always spoken her mind and this interview was no different. Today is her 74th birthday. .

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Annie Leibovitz and Amy Krouse Rosenthal, September 24, 2015

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    • Length: 56 mins
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    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.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Chris Hadfield, November 14, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks with former astronaut Chris Hadfield about a few of his 4,000 hours spent in space, and about his new book An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything. Earlier this year while aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield attracted the world’s attention when he released a series of photos and educational videos about life in space. His version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” received over 10 million views in its first three days online.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Jim Wallis, June 3, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Jim Wallis is the best-selling author and evangelical preacher who founded Sojourners, a nationwide network of progressive Christians working for justice and peace. His latest book is On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Rebecca Skloot, April 16, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    More than six decades 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. HeLa cells are responsible for everything from the Polio vaccine to gene mapping. They've ridden into space and into oblivion on atomic weapons. In a new book, Rebecca Skloot tells the story of the woman from whom HeLa cells were taken without permission, and what happened to her family after she died. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is part biography and part investigation into racial politics and medical ethics.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Sally Field, Meg Hutchinson, and Kevin Briggs, November 6, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field joins Bob to discuss her career and her 2012 starring role as the First Lady in the feature film, Lincoln. Today Field is celebrating her 68th birthday. Then, another listener request. In 2010, Bob spoke with singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson about her album The Living Side. One song on the album is called Gatekeeper about Sergeant Kevin Briggs of the California Highway Patrol. For years, Briggs worked on the Golden Gate Bridge, talking hundreds of people out of jumping to their deaths. Bob talks with both Meg and Kevin about the song and Kevin’s work.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Clayborne Carson, Roger Mudd, and Keith Leonard, August 27, 2013

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Our series “Deeply Rooted: Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement” continues with two men who helped paint the human mosaic of America 50 years ago. Clayborne Carson was a 19 year old college student on August 28, 1963, and Roger Mudd was an anchor for CBS Evening News. Both men, along with a few hundred thousand others, attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the landmark rally that became one of the central events of the American civil rights movement. Carson is now the founding director of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute and is featured, along with Mudd, in the PBS documentary The March which airs tonight.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Pat Conroy, December 9, 2014

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    "A novel is a great act of passion and intellect, carpentry and largess," writes Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and other best-sellers. In 200?, Conroy wrote about the books that shaped him, the books in which he found solace, the books that made him want to become a writer, the books he says saved his life. It’s called My Reading Life. But first, Bob talks with Conroy about his latest book, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Toni Morrison, February 18, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks with Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison. They discuss her most famous work, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved, a story about slavery set in 1855 Cincinnati. As well as her politics, career and her prequel to Beloved – a book titled A Mercy, which takes place around 1690. Morrison said she wrote the book because she was "wondering was what it must have felt like to be a slave before racism." Today is Morrison’s 84th birthday.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Oliver Sacks, Ruby Velle, and The Soulphonics, July 30, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In his newest book, Hallucinations, neuroscientist Oliver Sacks tells stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to explain what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains. He argues that hallucinations have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and the potential to experience them is present in us all.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, J. Patrick Lewis and Elaine Pagels, March 5, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Most people are aware that the U.S. has a poet laureate, but it's far less known that we also have a national children’s poet laureate. Currently, that position is held by J. Patrick Lewis, whose latest collection is an illustrated book of poems titled When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. Then, Bob talks with religion scholar Elaine Pagels about her book Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation. It’s now out in paperback.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Michael Lewis, Robert Dawson, and Luis Herrera, April 16, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks to Michael Lewis about high frequency trading on Wall Street. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department is investigating high speed trading, saying it rigs the market. Michael Lewis explains how this relatively new, shadowy industry operates, and the efforts of a handful of traders to rein it in, in his new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, James Nestor, Clive Cussler, and Doyle McManus, July 25, 2014

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Journalist James Nestor was on assignment in Greece when he saw a man dive 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air. When the man returned four minutes later, Nestor decided to learn all he could about freedivers - extreme athletes who rely on their lungs instead of breathing equipment. Nestor’s interest in humans with amphibious abilities turned into a book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, And What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves. Then, over 40 years ago, readers first met the fearless adventurer, marine engineer, and government agent Dirk Pitt in author Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper. A copywriter by day, Cussler started writing at night to keep himself company while his wife worked a nightshift. His book, Zero Hour, is now available.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Clive Cussler and Natalie Cole, July 23, 2013

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    It was 40 years ago this year that readers first met the fearless adventurer, marine engineer, and government agent Dirk Pitt in author Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper. A copy writer by day, Cussler started writing at night to keep himself company while his wife worked a nightshift. This best-selling author’s most recent book is Zero Hour, the 9th installment of his “Numa Files” series.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Victor Wooten, November 17, 2014

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Victor Wooten is perhaps the most important bassist of his generation. He's from a musical family and best known for his work as a member of Bela Fleck's genre-bending band the Flecktones, but Wooten has also released several albums of his own. Wooten is also an author. His first book, The Music Lesson: a Spiritual Search for Growth through Music, prompts readers to re-consider traditional notions of music, instruments and knowledge.

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

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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, Julie Schumacher and William Deresiewicz, September 4, 2014

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Bob talks to novelist Julie Schumacher about her new book, Dear Committee Members. It’s about a year in the life of a beleaguered, misanthropic English professor, told in the form of letters of recommendation he writes for his students and colleagues. Schumacher teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota. Then, Bob talks to William Deresiewicz about why people shouldn’t send their kids to Ivy League schools. His new book is Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, and Leonard Cohen, October 7, 2014

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    In 2007, Bob talked with director Kenneth Branagh and actor Michael Caine about their film Sleuth. It was a remake of the 1972 thriller which starred Caine. But really the interview was just an excuse for Caine to tell hilariously charming stories to entertain Bob and Branagh. Then, 80-year-old Leonard Cohen has a new CD out now titled Popular Problems, but back when he visited with Bob in 2006, they discussed Cohen’s collection of poetry called Book of Longing and a documentary titled Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Cohen has been a monk, a songwriter and a poet.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Lois Lowry and Sandra Cisneros, October 29, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Published in 1993, writer Lois Lowry’s book The Giver won the Newbery Medal and became one of the 20th century’s most important young adult novels. Now, Lowry’s book Son concludes the story The Giver started 19 years ago.

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