Dissatisfied with the electric guitars sold in the 1930s, guitarist and inventor Les Paul came up with what he called "The Log." It was a bridge, pickup and guitar neck attached to a piece of fence post – and it worked. Paul’s innovations made rock and roll possible and his playing got him recognized as one of the 20th century's guitar masters. Bob visits with him at the New York club where he stills plays a weekly gig with the Les Paul Trio.Bob takes a tour of the Gibson guitar factory in Memphis, Tennessee and learns more about the company’s most popular model -- the Les Paul Standard.
"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.