We hear that Pittsburgh native and former Pitt student Adrian Cronauer will be Scott Simon’s guest tomorrow on NPR’s “Weekend Edition: Saturday.”
The 1987 Barry Levinson film “Good Morning Vietnam” was very loosely based on Cronauer’s stint as the host of the “Dawn Buster” program on the Armed Forces Vietnam Network during the war. (PBRTV told Cronauer’s story back in 2007.)
Rather than being the out-of-control rabble-rouser depicted by Robin Williams in the movie, Cronauer went onto a long, productive career as an attorney for the U.S. Defense Department, from which he recently retired.
No word on what time Cronauer will appear, but “Weekend Edition” airs from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays on Pittsburgh’s WDUQ-FM (90.5) and the West Virginia Public Radio network.