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Bob Edwards

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Remembering David Broder

(25) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 9:39 PM

Our program for Thursday, March 10th is a repeat of my October 2010 interview with David Broder, who died Wednesday at age 81 in Arlington, Virginia. A Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for the Washington Post, David was the first interview guest when our program debuted on October 4, 2004. He...

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Veterans Day

(4) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 10:38 AM

I am a veteran of the United States Army and I am shocked that I am proud to proclaim that. It's a contradiction that I've spent many years trying to resolve. I did not want to be drafted--dreaded it--did everything I could to prevent it from happening--but when it happened,...

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 4:16 PM

I was at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral for the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which is now on a 16-day mission at the International Space Station. You'll hear the fruits of my trip to Florida on this weekend's Bob Edwards Weekend and Monday, November 24th...

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The President-Elect

(42) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 1:42 PM

I want to preface these remarks by assuring my listeners that if President Obama makes one false move, my producers and I will hold him to account and scrutinize him with the same fervor as we have President Bush. Yes we will!

I've obviously had days to...

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On Edward R. Murrow's 100th Birthday

(20) Comments | Posted April 24, 2008 | 6:39 PM

Broadcasting began as entertainment. Radio was not a respected source of original daily journalism until 70 years ago last month, and the fellow principally responsible for making that happen was born a hundred years ago today in Polecat Creek, North Carolina. Edward R. Murrow joined the Columbia Broadcasting System in...

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News Blues

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2008 | 1:24 PM

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I'm having a terrible time deciding who should win a journalism competition. The Sunshine State Awards are sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists chapters in Florida and I'm one of three judges for the James Batton Public...

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(4) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 6:17 PM

Are we never happy with who we are? Judging from the number of self-improvement books on the market and the growth of the motivational lecture business, one must conclude that a great many people want to be something they're not. Indeed, a few take shortcuts to get there....

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Bob's Tips

(6) Comments | Posted February 22, 2008 | 6:18 PM

After conducting more than 20,000 interviews in my career, I have a few tips I'd like to share. Funny how these tips also apply to everyday conversation.

1. Be warm and welcoming. Unless you really hate the artist's work, say something positive about the book, CD, whatever -- even...

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The Ole Redhead

(8) Comments | Posted February 13, 2008 | 3:56 PM

This coming weekend I'll be in Columbus, Mississippi to mark the centenary of Red Barber, one of the most endearing figures in the history of American broadcasting. Curt Smith will be there, too. Curt is a former presidential speechwriter and the author of Voices of the Game, the definitive book...

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