Bob Edwards continues to seem more celebrated in his ex-host phase than when he was at the mike for NPR's "Morning Edition." He'll be in town this weekend to push his book on the legendary broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, and both KCRW and KPCC got him for events. KCRW goes first, presenting Edwards on Saturday (his 57th birthday) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dutton's in Brentwood. He will also be on the station's "Politics of Culture" show the following Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., talking with Will Lewis, the KCRW consultant of whom the press release says, [he] "was present in 1967 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson first signed the Public Broadcasting Act into law."
Not to be outdone, KPCC will present Edwards on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. He will be chatting with Kitty Felde, and their conversation will air the following day at 7 p.m. He had already been on with Larry Mantle to talk about the book in March. Both events this weekend are free, but are expected to draw crowds.
Meanwhile, Bob says in the Seattle Times today that he is "listening" to offers outside NPR and is in a sensitive place with the network.