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by tps
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Reply from Hugh Panero...
Replies: 0
Views: 21224

Reply from Hugh Panero...

I guess I'll take up the topic here, since I have a login here but not at Nostalgic Rumbings... I've not written Hugh Panero, but I did email Lee Abrams about Fine Tuning. He sent me a personal reply within just a few minutes and forwarded my email to Ben Smith, PD at Fine Tuning, whi also replied p...
by tps
Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Photos from the making of "Exploding Heritage" Doc
Replies: 2
Views: 36868

I listened this morning before I left for work. An absolutely GREAT job by Bob and producers. Reminded me a bit of the Oklahoma City show, another great show and more recently the immigration show. THIS, IMHO, is what a radio program SHOULD sound like!
by tps
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Bob's Interview Style
Replies: 1
Views: 30961

In my opinion, Bob wants his guests to do the bulk of the talking. He gets them to talk in a variety of ways. Direct questions, relevant comments, etc. Making statements based on research is just as much interection as asking a question and is maybe a more natural way of conversational interaction t...
by tps
Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Mason Profitt
Replies: 0
Views: 19663

Mason Profitt

Did anyone notice the very appropriate choice of bumper music in the middle of Thursday's interview with Peter Laufer about Iraq solders against the war? They ran the first 15 seconds of Mason Profitt's infamous war-protest song "Two Hangmen". I've had the original LP "Wanted" on "Happy Tiger" label...
by tps
Fri May 12, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Cronkite as one of "Murrow's Boys?"
Replies: 1
Views: 3789

I've noticed that Bob is sometimes "selective" with his on-air cringing. Or maybe it's fancy editing by the producers. Today Delphi was mentioned as one of the companies that was, as I believe I heard, using the bankrupcy courts to offshore more of their operations. I wonder if David Sirota noticed ...
by tps
Wed May 03, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Audible downloads of the BE show
Replies: 8
Views: 47434

And that wasn't as bad as the day they accidentally ran Fresh Air instead of Here and Now... ;) I don't know about that. At least Terry Gross is interesting. I rate Bob Edwards, Terry Gross and Susan Stamberg as my all time favorite interviewers. While Marty Edwards does have a good voice, an hour ...
by tps
Wed May 03, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Audible downloads of the BE show
Replies: 8
Views: 47434

Scott Simon did a bit about Marty Edwards, the voice of the Master Clock. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4223445 As to what certain public stations air and don't air, you can find quite a few public stations with Internet audio streams from which to choose, though the Windows M...
by tps
Wed May 03, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Audible downloads of the BE show
Replies: 8
Views: 47434

Yeah, you would think they'd come up with better backup programming than Bob talking about the Kerry-Bush debates and the UPCOMING election... They COULD select a less dated interview! Guess I'll have to reschedule my recording for this evening so I can hear the entire show! My minidisc has SCMS, bu...
by tps
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Audio processing changes
Replies: 3
Views: 23006

Well, now it sounds as if Ch 133 is back to the old processing, as of Friday 3/10/2006. What a relief. Once again we get to hear the excellent technical work of Bob's production staff without being mangled by the audio processors.
by tps
Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: This should put it all to rest.
Replies: 2
Views: 3958

Re: This should put it all to rest.

As for the satellite radio version known as The Bob Edwards Show, I haven't yet heard it (I'm not a subscriber). I am told by colleagues and by some NPR listeners that it sounds? well, it sounds fine -- just like Bob, but with less of the heft and backup of NPR News. -- NPR website, April 20, 2005;...
by tps
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Good Night and Good Luck
Replies: 2
Views: 3888

Good Night and Good Luck

Great to hear this interview again, even though some of Bob's shock (well, at least as shocked as Bob ever gets on the air) at hearing Clooney talk about the video of "Light and Wires" was editted out this time around. I've seen the movie; it is definitely worth seeing and I hope it takes a few awar...
by tps
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Hearst Castle
Replies: 0
Views: 3332

Hearst Castle

I've been down the PCH twice, once in the mid 1980's and again in the early 1990's. In the mid 1980's, I remember that there was not much civilization along the roadside from Big Sur to south of San Simeon. San Simeon was just a junction with an road that, to the east, led up to the castle and to th...
by tps
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Satellite Radio on All Things Considered
Replies: 2
Views: 23072

They just don't get it, so they? Many are predicting doom and gloom for satellite radio, probably largely as a result of the "Howard" effect. Howard did great at raising industry and brand awareness, but some are now realizing that Howard is trading on a lot of hype. IMHO, this is souring Wall Stree...
by tps
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Bob Edwards on BBC!
Replies: 0
Views: 21926

Bob Edwards on BBC!

This morning, the last segment of Newshour (approximately 7:52 AM EST) dealt with the UK release of "Good Night and Good Luck". It contained a few words from "Murrow biographer" Bob Edwards.