By Bob Edwards
The host of The Bob Edwards exhibit and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards grew to become the 1st radio character with a wide nationwide viewers to take his possibilities within the new box of satellite tv for pc radio. The courses' mixture of long-form interviews and information documentaries has gained many prestigious awards.
For thirty years, Louisville local Edwards was once the voice of nationwide Public Radio's day-by-day newsmagazine courses, co-hosting All issues Considered earlier than launching Morning Edition in 1979. those courses equipped NPR's nationwide viewers whereas additionally bringing Edwards to nationwide prominence. In 2004, notwithstanding, NPR introduced that it'd be discovering a alternative for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of millions of his enthusiasts and controversy between his listeners and fellow broadcasters. this day, Edwards maintains to notify the yank public with a voice recognized for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit.
In A Voice within the field: My existence in Radio, Edwards recounts his occupation as some of the most vital figures in glossy broadcasting. He describes his highway to luck at the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doorways in the course of university and dealing for American Forces Korea community to his paintings at NPR and induction into the nationwide Radio corridor of status in 2004. Edwards tells the tale of his go out from NPR and the release of his new radio ventures at the XM satellite tv for pc Radio community. in the course of the e-book, his sharp observations in regards to the humans he interviewed and lined and the colleagues with whom he labored supply a window on 40 years of yank information and at the evolution of public journalism.
A Voice within the field is an insider's account of the area of yankee media and a desirable, own narrative from some of the most iconic personalities in radio history.
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The Nixon administration moved to stop publication and the matter went to the Supreme Court, which ruled for the press. ) My special on the Pentagon Papers was strictly a cut-and-paste job. I wrote a simple narrative that laid out the story from the beginning. It wasn’t fancy, but it was important. Many of my viewers had served in Vietnam, and others would be sent there in the next year or two. They deserved to know that this information was available and that the government paying our salaries was trying to keep the material out of the newspapers.
No longer were there a North Vietnam and a South Vietnam, just Vietnam. One did not have to serve in Vietnam to be affected by the war. Vietnam was the reason I served in the army. Vietnam determined that I would go to college. It dictated which college I attended, the hours I attended, and the courses I took. It was responsible for my pre-army job history and the fact that I was married. Because of Vietnam, I met Ed Bliss, got a master’s degree, and a recommendation for a good job at WTOP. Vietnam was the reason I was in Washington, and I probably never would have worked at NPR if I hadn’t been living in Washington.
Men pedaled bicycles with loads stacked up to ten feet high on platforms over the rear wheels. Other men carried these L-shaped frames strapped to their backs. I saw one man carrying twice his weight in bricks. Children playing jump rope wore the black, military-style school uniforms provided free by the government. From every house came the pungent smell of kimchi, the fermented cabbage dish that formed the staple of a Korean’s diet. Another aromatic treat was the “honey wagon,” which employed a long, fat black hose to suction the privies (our building had plumbing).
A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio by Bob Edwards