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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 prior to launching Morning Edition in 1979. those courses outfitted NPR's nationwide viewers whereas additionally bringing Edwards to nationwide prominence. In 2004, although, NPR introduced that it'd be discovering a alternative for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of hundreds of thousands of his enthusiasts and controversy between his listeners and fellow broadcasters. at the present time, Edwards keeps to notify the yankee public with a voice recognized for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit.

In A Voice within the field: My existence in Radio, Edwards recounts his profession as essentially the most vital figures in glossy broadcasting. He describes his street to good fortune at the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doorways in the course of collage and dealing for American Forces Korea community to his paintings at NPR and induction into the nationwide Radio corridor of repute 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 booklet, his sharp observations concerning the humans he interviewed and lined and the colleagues with whom he labored provide 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 realm of yankee media and a desirable, own narrative from the most iconic personalities in radio history.

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I did my last newscast for Uncle Sam in August of 1971. The army was letting me out early so I could start graduate school in September. Joan left for Washington to find us a place to live. Late one afternoon, I joined some three hundred others at Kimpo Air Base to board a Northwest Airlines charter for home. We checked our duffel bags, lined up on the tarmac, and waited. It is a cruel joke to tell three hundred young men that they are about to leave Asia and the army to head back home to civilian life and then have them wait.

But during my brief visit, that dream died and a new one took its place. The CBS newsroom was a chaotic scene that day as the staff coped with assembling the network’s coverage. It would be the best reporting that anyone would hear on an American commercial radio network. That, however, was the problem. The coverage of this very important story was being tailored to satisfy the demands of commercial radio stations. Most of those stations cared little about the fall of Saigon. S. combat troops left Vietnam three years earlier.

Each weekday, we produced two five-minute newscasts for WAMU-FM, the NPR station on campus heard by listeners from Baltimore to Richmond. As Ed’s graduate assistant, my job was to produce those newscasts. I assigned some students to cover Washington news conferences and hearings on Capitol Hill. Others rewrote wire copy for stories to be read by the anchor. I edited their copy, and then Ed would edit my editing. We rotated the anchor assignment among all who felt comfortable speaking on the air.

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