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George Clooney, Maya Angelou, Al Gore and Others Included Among Marathon’s Featured Interviews

XM, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7.6 million subscribers, will broadcast a 48-hour marathon of XM Public Radio’s (XMPR) flagship program, “The Bob Edwards Show,” it was announced today. Premiering Saturday, May 12 at 8AM ET on XMPR (XM 133), “The Bob Edwards Show” Marathon will feature some of Edwards’ best moments from his nearly three year’s on XM, just a few days before the public radio icon’s 60th birthday.

“The Bob Edwards Show” Marathon will include nearly 50 interviews with some of the most notable personalities from the worlds of politics, entertainment, publishing and the arts, including among many others:

• Actors George Clooney, and Philip Seymour Hoffman;
• Best-selling authors David McCullough and Maya Angelou;
• Political figures Al Gore and Bob Dole;
• Journalists Walter Cronkite and Bill Moyers;
• Musicians David Crosby and Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco;
• Humorists Harry Shearer and Garrison Keillor; and
• Edwards’ original reporting from the Appalachian region of Kentucky for his award-winning radio documentary, “Exploding Heritage.”

The marathon will be available through XM Radio Online (, XM’s Internet streaming service. Fans across the country will be able to hear the “Bob Edwards Show” Marathon and the entire XM Radio Online channel lineup at no cost by registering for a free three-day trial. Complete information about the free XM Radio Online trial and full marathon schedule is available at

Prior to joining XM, Edwards hosted National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Morning Edition” for nearly 25 years, attracting more than 13 million listeners weekly. 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.

“The Bob Edwards Show” airs weekdays from 8-9 AM ET, with encore broadcasts airing at 7 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM and 8 PM (all times Eastern). In 2006, XM debuted “Bob Edwards Weekend,” a two-hour program featuring highlights from “The Bob Edwards Show.” The first satellite radio-produced show to be available on terrestrial radio, “Bob Edwards Weekend” is syndicated nationally to public radio stations across the country through Public Radio International (PRI).


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