Bob Edwards Weekend - February 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
In his new documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Alex Gibney tells the story of a priest in Wisconsin who ran a boarding school for the deaf and systematically molested many of the young boys in his care. The film tells the story of their decades-long fight for justice. Gibney has been on this program for many of his other films, all of which deal with the corruption of power in some form. His past documentaries include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Darkside, and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.
New Orleans is hosting its first Super Bowl in over a decade, right in the middle of the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. Bob talks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu about the challenging logistics surrounding those two events, plus the city’s burgeoning film industry and the city’s continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu is halfway through his first term as the mayor of New Orleans and is the son of former mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu.
Bob talks with New Orleans legend Aaron Neville about his long career and his brand new album titled My True Story. Neville lovingly returns to the music of his youth, performing 12 doo-wop classics on the CD.
February 23-24, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
In 1964, Michael Apted began filming a group of seven-year-olds from very diverse socio-economic backgrounds in England. The idea was to explore the Jesuit maxim “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” Every seven years since then, Apted returned — camera in hand – to examine how their lives were unfolding. Now those kids are nearing retirement and their lives are on display in the latest of Apted’s Up series, this one is titled 56 Up.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe. This week, essayist Dale Long ponders one of life’s biggest questions.
Holly Williams’ grandpa is Hank Williams and her dad is Hank Williams Jr. She talks with Bob about following in her famous family’s Americana musical tradition with her new album, The Highway.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards are Sunday evening and we will get you ready for the red carpet, especially in the Best Documentary category. Bob talks with three nominees and with the director and stars of Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is nominated for four Oscars.