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Thread #68150   Message #1145748
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Mar-04 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition
Subject: RE: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition
I also liked Huntley-Brinkley. I was a kid, and I don't know how many times I asked Dad "what's that music?" before the answer finally lodged in my head. Susan Stanberg and Bob Edwards used to do All Things Considered together before Edwards moved the mornings. Susan stepped down from the anchor job to do more interviews and other programming, and I still hear her, but not as much as I'd like.

If you follow another Brinkley program you'll see another unsettling unsettlement--when they replaced Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts to draw a younger crowd. I like George Stephanopolous (sp?) just fine, but Cokie! How could they ever think they were getting anything better than Cokie Roberts?

Why did I enjoy listening to the hearings this week so much on the radio? Because Linda Wertheimer was being her old self, the congressional correspondent, not just the news anchor. She knows so much about what is going on on Capitol Hill, yet we don't hear it from her much any more.

And those of you who are NPR junkies already know who is the third news-goddess in the NPR triumvirate: she's ________________________ .

Any guesses? (She's the one I always sit in the truck to listen to the end of her stories, what NPR calls "driveway moments.")

(I'll rant on about interview programs later. . .)