This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – March 12-13, 2011


Bob pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist David Broder who had been a weekly news analyst for our satellite radio show since 2004.  Last year, the two shared a conversation that went beyond current political headlines - Bob talked with Broder about his long and storied journalism career. David Broder died Wednesday at the age of 81. 

Writer Paula McLain combines fact with fictionalized dialogue in The Paris Wife, a historical novel about Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway. The plot focuses on their time in Paris and Europe with other ex-pats during the 1920s.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Kimberly Woodbury, a student at the Episcopal Seminary at Yale. She is fascinated by the relationship between science and faith. After her graduation, Woodbury will work as an Episcopal priest and chemistry teacher in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She sees the Big Bang and the story of Genesis as two sides of the same coin.


The ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is said to be one of the happiest places on earth and one that has been isolated from industrialization until relatively recently. Instead of anxiously tracking its GNP, Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness.  Radio journalist Lisa Napoli moved to Bhutan to help start a radio station, Kuzoo FM. She writes about the experience in her new book, Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth.

Bob talks with Sean Lennon and his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl about their band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Sean is the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and Charlotte is better known as a fashion model who is now returning to her musical roots. They’ve released the band’s first CD called Acoustic Sessions and they perform several of the songs for us in studio.

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