This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend – June 4-5, 2011

 

HOUR ONE:

Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to put the 2012 presidential race into perspective by looking back at the past eight campaigns.

The Last Mountain is a new documentary featuring Robert Kennedy, Jr. and other community activists who are dedicated to stopping big coal from the destructive practice known as mountain top removal coal mining.  Bob talks to Kennedy and with director Bill Haney and producer Clara Bingham about the continued health and environmental challenges of mining coal.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of David Lintvedt.   As a young man, Lintvedt had dreams of adventure in far off lands. But then he became a father, and found himself raising his daughter alone. He says his life is full of adventures, but they’re based on ordinary life — and much more rewarding than any he dreamed of in his childhood.

 

HOUR TWO:

Comedian and writer Paul Reiser’s knack for detailing the funny side of day-to-day life made bestsellers of his first two books Couplehood and Babyhood.  Now back with Familyhood, Reiser applies his wit to raising a family and watching kids grow up.  Reiser is an Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor and the star of the TV series Mad About You.

After three decades of hosting or co-hosting public television’s flagship news program, Jim Lehrer has given up the anchor chair. Friday was his last day as the host of the PBS NewsHour. To mark this occasion, we repackaged a 2005 interview Bob did with Lehrer and his former co-host Robert MacNeil when their program celebrated its 30th anniversary.