Sweet: On Bob Edwards Show on XM Radio. Blog goes behind the scenes.

SHARE Sweet: On Bob Edwards Show on XM Radio. Blog goes behind the scenes.
SHARE Sweet: On Bob Edwards Show on XM Radio. Blog goes behind the scenes.

I just wrapped up a live guest shot on “The Bob Edwards Show’ on XM Public Radio on XM Satellite Radio channel 133. Beautiful studios–the visuals are great. But wait wait! It’s radio!.

I was filling in for David Broder, the dean of political reporters, who writes for the Washington Post. Edwards and I talked about the big political and government stories of the day–with Fidel Castro ill, the transition in Cuban leadership; why there is an uptick on President Bush’s approval ratings; and the GOP ploy in linking a hike in the minimum wage to a cut in the inheritance tax.

Edwards is recovering from a softball injury.

XM radio is based in Washington.

And I’ll share with you a mini-tour of the hi-tech studio. It’s in an old warehouse.

I’ve got to run now….I’ll update later.

Here’s info on the show from the XM site….

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Monday, August 7:

Chicago Sun Times Washington DC Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet fills in for David Broder to talk with Bob about politics and the news today. Then gravel-voiced baritone Greg Brown talks to Bob about his new cd, “The Evening Call,” and about growing up in Iowa, America’s heartland. He shares memories of canning vegetables with his grandmother and the smell of a brand new ’64 Dodge.

The Bob Edwards Show on XM Public Radio

Weekdays at 8AM ET on XM Channel 133

Encore Times: M-F 7AM ET, 9AM ET, 10AM ET & 8PM ET. Sat at 8AM ET.

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