This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – December 25-26, 2010

 

HOUR ONE

 

Screenwriter and children’s novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce’s book Framed, about art theft in a small Welsh village, is a new Masterpiece Contemporary movie airing this weekend on PBS. Bob speaks with the writer about that project and about his career.

 

A few years ago, Ted Gup, a former investigative reporter for the Washington Post, opened his grandfather’s old suitcase to discover a remarkable 77 year old secret.  Gup writes about it in his new book A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness—and a Trove of Letters—Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression

 

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Laura Durham.  She lives in Salt Lake City where she works for several arts organizations including the Utah Arts Council. Durham writes about an event in grade school that helped her learn to be gracious to others, and accept graciousness from others — whether she’s earned it or not.

 

 

HOUR TWO

We continue our Nashville series with Marshall Chapman at the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was there to share her new CD Big Lonesome and her new book, They Came to Nashville, with her fans. Then Bob talks with writer Susan Gregg Gilmore at Belle Meade Plantation, the inspiration for the setting of her latest novel The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove.