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Bob Edwards Weekend - February 2013

February 2-3

HOUR ONE:

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 GodAlex 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

HOUR TWO:

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 9-10

HOUR ONE:
 
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 
Dror Moreh is director of The Gatekeepers, a striking documentary about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The film gives a history of Israel and its intelligence service, the Shin Bet, through interviews with the last six living former heads of the espionage organization. The Gatekeepers is nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards.
 
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week, we hear from Lorena Templeton Querns about growing her family through adoption.
 
HOUR TWO:

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jared Diamond talks to Bob about his 48 years in Papua New Guinea, his interest in tribal culture, and his latest book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?
 
For over 20 years, illustrator and author Danny Gregory has created one personal illustration a day in addition to his regular work.  This habit guided him through the painful and shocking death of his wife Patti, who died in 2010.  Gregory compiled his illustrations along with his and Patti’s story in his new book A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss.

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February 16-17
 
HOUR ONE:
 
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the release of POWs from the Hanoi Hilton.  Major General John Borling was held captive for six and a half years in Hanoi and like many of his fellow prisoners, it was poetry that saw him through his darkest days. In a new book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, Borling shares his story and writes about the poems he mentally composed and kept memorized during his incarceration. Borling and the other POWs used a secret tap code to communicate with each other through the prison’s thick walls.
 
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe
 
HOUR TWO:

Robin Wright is a journalist, foreign policy analyst, and fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center. After a recent trip to the Middle East, she joins Bob to discuss the second anniversary of the so-called Arab Spring, ongoing strife in Syria, Iran and Egypt, and the tenure of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. 
 
Bob sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry to discuss living in Miami which is the setting for his latest novel titled Insane City.

 

 

February 23-24, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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.

HOUR TWO:

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.