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The Bob Edwards Show

June 2007

Monday, June 4, 2007

Bob talks politics with regular Monday guest David Broder of The Washington Post. Then Bob talks to another Washington Post colleague, Ben Bradlee, who was executive editor of the paper from 1968 to 1991. June 17th will be the 35th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. That’s just one of the many stories Ben Bradlee shares with Bob who recently interviewed him at Bradlee's office in Washington, DC.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June 5th marks the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War during which Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza and also East Jerusalem, reunifying the city. Bob talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Dockser Marcus . Her new book, Jerusalem 1913, examines the origin of the Arab-Israeli conflict to the years before World War I.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Dubbed 'the nation's leading Presidential historian' by Newsweek and 'the handsomest political historian I've ever seen' by Jay Leno, Michael Beschloss ( BESH-loss) joins Bob to talk about his new book, Presidential Courage: Brave New Leaders and How They changed America.


Thursday, June 7, 2007 

Porter Wagoner is most famous for three things: his bedazzled Nudie suits, his blonde pompadour, and introducing the world to Dolly Parton. Parton was a regular on The Porter Wagoner Show and the two were a well-known duet for many years. Dolly wrote the song, "I Will Always Love You" for Wagoner after their painful split. Porter Wagoner celebrates his 50th year at the Opry this year with the ANTI-records release "Wagonmaster" on June 6th.


Friday, June 8, 2007

Bob talks to Mick Brown about his new book Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector. Brown was the last person to interview Spector before the music legend was arrested for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Then Bob talks to director Dan Klores about his crazy movie about a crazy couple called "Crazy Love."


 Monday, June 18, 2007

Bob talks politics with regular Monday guest David Broder of The Washington Post . Then Bob talks to Connie Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer . Schultz took a leave of absence from the newspaper to help her husband, Sherrod Brown, win a seat in the United States Senate. She recounts the experience of being a candidate's wife in her new book . . . And His Lovely Wife: A Memoir From the Woman Beside the Man .


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bob talks to investigative reporter Ted Gup about his new book, Nation of Secrets . Gup looks at a wide range of American institutions, exposing how and why they keep secrets from the public. Then Bob speaks with the makers of a new mockumentary which follows the rise and fall of a fictional country singer from the 1970’s. "The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico" was written and directed by Michael Mabbot and stars Matt Murphy. It also features cameos by several real-life country music legends. The movie is now available on DVD.


Wednesday , June 20, 2007

Bob talks to Randy Newman in front of a live audience at Seattle’s historic Paramount Theatre. We’ll hear Randy perform and talk with Bob about his life and career.


Thursday, June 21, 2007 

Bob talks to Dennis Ross, the chief Middle East peace negotiator during the Clinton administration. His new book is titled Statecraft: And How To Restore America's Standing in The World. Then, Bill Geist has traveled thousands of miles in a RV reporting stories of odd people and places for CBS News Sunday Morning. He’s collected his favorites in a book called Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America.


Friday, June 22, 2007

As another hot summer begins, we bring back Bob’s interview with Peter Ames Carlin, author of Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Carlin talks about Wilson’s relationship with his father, how The Beatles helped shape Wilson’s development as an artist and his triumphant return with his 2004 CD Smile .


Monday, June 25, 2007

Bob talks politics with regular Monday guest David Broder of The Washington Post. Then Bob speaks with Jules Witcover on his book "Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Nixon & Agnew."


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bob talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Paul Starr about his latest book "Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism." Then we revisit one of Bob’'s interviews with author and political strategist George Lakoff (LAY-koff). His latest book is called "Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea." And finally, Bob talks with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis about "Easy Tiger," the latest CD from Ryan Adams.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bob talks with Lynne Olson author of "Troublesome Young Men." It's about the British rebels who helped bring Winston Churchill to power. Then Bob talks to Robbie Fulks about his new two-disc set called "REVENGE!" Fulks is also the host of Robbie’'s Secret Country, a series of live concerts by underground country talent broadcast exclusively on XM channel 12.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bob talks to Peter Sacks about the economic, social and technological challenges facing low income children. Sacks is the author of "Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education." Then Bob talks to Bill Geist, one of America's favorite funny-faced journalists. He’'s got lots of stories to share from his RV trip across the country. They’'re collected in a new book called "Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America."

Friday, June 29, 2007

Bob visits with ice road truckers Hugh Rowland and T.J. Tilcox. They haul supplies to Northwest Canada's diamond mines over frozen lakes, a job considered one of the world's most dangerous. Both men are profiled on the History Channel's new series Ice Road Truckers. Then Bob talks to a young mandolin player named Chris Thile (THEE-lee) about the changing look and sound of bluegrass. Thile's latest solo album is "How to Grow a Woman from the Ground."