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'Bob Edwards Weekend': Daschle, Heller, Monroe

The US is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee necessary health care to all of its citizens. Former Senator Tom Daschle explains why the nation's economy is threatened by its failing health care system in his new book titled, "Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis."

Each year, Global Integrity researches and publishes an index which ranks 55 nations based on anti-corruption mechanisms and government accountability. The organization’s managing director Nathaniel Heller speaks with Bob about the 2007 results.

Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in 1967 and immediately made an impression on the NBA by averaging over 24 points a game and winning the rookie of the year award. The Hall of Famer speaks with Bob about his new project “Black Magic,” a film to be shown on ESPN March 16th and 17th. It explores the links between the 1960s civil rights movement, American society and sports.

"Bob Edwards Weekend" is a two-hour interview showcase, in which celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of interesting people, from newsmakers, historians, and authors to artists, actors, and regular folks too. The show is produced by XM Satellite Radio and distributed nationwide by PRI.

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