NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sirius XM Radio Announced that this month award-winning broadcaster Bob Edwards marks his fifth year hosting ‘The Bob Edwards Show ,’ the flagship program on XM Public Radio.
‘The Bob Edwards Show’ is an original weekday morning program featuring documentaries and interviews with newsmakers, political figures, journalists, writers, scholars, entertainers and anyone else with something interesting to say. It airs on XM channel 133 and SIRIUS channel 196 as part of "the Best of XM" package, weekdays at 8:00 am ET, with encore presentations airing at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm (all times ET). ‘Bob Edwards Weekend,’ a two-hour program featuring highlights from throughout the week from ‘‘The Bob Edwards Show,’ airs on Saturdays starting at 8:00 am ET and Sundays starting at 11:00 am ET.
Since coming to satellite radio in October 2004, Edwards has received many journalism accolades including the ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for Overall Excellence in Music Coverage, three Gabriel Awards, one for a documentary about a priest working with gang members in East Lost Angeles, the National Press Club's Robert L. Kozic Award for Environmental Reporting for Exploding Heritage, a documentary on mountain top removal coal mining in Eastern Kentucky, and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for The Invisible: Children Without Homes, a documentary about homeless children. Other satellite radio documentaries include Stories from Third Med: Surviving a Jungle ER, unforgettable interviews with Marines who were wounded in combat in Vietnam and the doctors and medics who treated them four decades ago, winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for "Best Documentary" by the Society of Professional Journalists and Iraqi Refugees in America, an exploration of the power vacuum in Iraq that created an environment of instability following Saddam Hussein's downfall.
"Bob's unique, award-winning, top-quality content exemplifies the great public radio content available on SIRIUS XM," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We congratulate Bob on five years of excellence here, and look forward to more for years to come."
"SIRIUS XM has provided my fabulous producers and me with the support we need to do our best work," said Bob Edwards. "All of us are excited about the interviews and documentaries still to come."
Guests of ‘The Bob Edwards Show’ have included Presidents and Nobel Prize winners, but the show also introduces listeners to lesser known people who should be more widely recognized. Some of Edwards' guests have included: Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker; Ralph Nader; renowned historian Simon Schama; Mike Wallace; singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt; New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd; basketball coach Phil Jackson; President Jimmy Carter; actor Adrien Brody; singer Jennifer Hudson; and director Ron Howard. David Broder, political columnist of The Washington Post, joins Bob live on the program every Friday to discuss politics.
Prior to joining SIRIUS XM, Bob Edwards hosted Morning Edition for nearly 25 years on National Public Radio. He is among the most distinguished journalists in broadcasting and has won the duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio. In November of 2004, he was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers