"Bob Edwards Weekend" is a two-hour interview showcase, in which celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of interesting people, from newsmakers, historians, and authors to artists, actors, and regular folks too. A sampling:
Former Vice President Al Gore
Film director Robert Altman
Singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt
Former gang members in L.A. and the priest who helped them leave the gangs.
Each program features an artful mix of natural sound, music, readings, film clips and more. Typically, Edwards speaks with 3-5 guests for 15 to 20 minutes each. Occasionally, a guest's interview will comprise 30:00 to an entire hour. And Edwards regularly goes outside the studio: to Eastern Kentucky to gather tape for an hour long documentary about Mountain Top Removal coal mining; to Santa Fe to talk to Stewart Udall, the Interior secretary during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; and to the Birchmere Music Hall in Virginia to chat backstage with Australian band The Waifs before their concert.
Bob Edwards Weekend - a superb host talking with fascinating people.