Fridays with Red by Bob Edwards
A Radio Friendship

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Wit, wisdom, a silky southern voice--these were the qualities that captivated millions of faithful Red Barber fans each Friday as he chatted with Morning Edition host Bob Edwards on subjects ranging from gardening to sports to the mysteries of life. This affectionate memoir will delight readers.
 

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Edwards is Assistant Professor of Sociology at East Carolina University.
 
Published October 21, 1993 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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As Edwards nonetheless makes clear through generous samples of their unscripted dialogues, short takes on Barber's career, anecdotal material gleaned from colleagues, and Red's influence on the author's own life, the stylish southerner was a genuinely good man off the air as well as on.

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Edwards, National Public Radio's Morning Edition host, reflects on 12 years with the late Red Barber, legendary sportscaster and radio personality.

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Red Barber, who made his reputation as a baseball broadcaster in Cincinnati, Brooklyn and the Bronx, spent the years from 1980 until his death in 1992 at age 84 doing five-minute spots on National Public Radio's ``Morning Edition'' with Edwards.

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