David Simon's HBO series, "The Wire," dealt with politics, crime, journalism and everyday life in inner-city Baltimore. And it did all of that in layers and nuance usually reserved for novels. "Generation Kill" is the name of Simon's new project. The seven-part mini-series is about the war in Iraq and premieres Sunday night on HBO.
Bob Edwards talks to Simon about the series, which is based on the experiences of a "Rolling Stone" reporter, Evan Wright, who was embedded with a Marine unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Also in this hour: "Exile in Guyville" was Liz Phair's debut album in 1993. She said at the time that it was a song-by-song reply to the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street." Fifteen years later, Phair reissued the ground-breaking album with a few never-before-released songs from the original recording sessions, and a DVD documentary which she shot herself to explain how it all came about.
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.