Joseph Caldwell talks about his memoir In The Shadow Of The Bridge. (11/18/19)


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Opening with a tender moment shared with William Gale Gedney on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1959, Joseph Caldwell’s “In The Shadow Of The Bridge: A Memoir” charts his three decades spent in downtown Manhattan pining for the great photographer. By the early 1980s with the AIDS epidemic terrorizing New York City and the atmosphere of free love and sex replaced by unrelenting fear, Caldwell was reunited with Gedney to care for him as the disease ravaged his body. Join us for a discussion of “In The Shadow Of The Bridge” and the events that inspired it in this edition of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.

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