A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio
By: Bob Edwards (author)Hardback
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The host of "The Bob Edwards Show "and "Bob Edwards Weekend "on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards.For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting "All Things Considered" before launching "Morning Edition" in 1979. These programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit.In "A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, " Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. "A Voice in the Box "is an insider's account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history.
Bob Edwards is the author of "Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism" and "Fridays with Red: A Radio Friendship." Edwards has been awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio.
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