This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, January 7-8, 2012

HOUR ONE:

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.

Eric Weiner was solidly agnostic until a health scare landed him in the hospital and a well-meaning nurse asked him an unexpected question: “Have you found your God yet?”   The nurse’s question set him on a journey to try to come up with an answer. He recounts his experience in a new book, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine.

In this week’s installment of our series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Brian Schoeni.   He and his wife knew they would have kids some day. They also knew those children would be adopted. For Schoeni and his wife, adoption was a first choice, not a last resort. Schoeni says adoption affirms the best in humanity, proving that people can love each other unconditionally, no matter their genetic makeup.

HOUR TWO:

Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Franz Liszt.  To honor Liszt’s 200th birthday, Lang Lang recorded a collection of his favorite compositions for his album Liszt: My Piano Hero.

The scandals and drama continue in the second season of the award-winning PBS Masterpiece Classic series Downton Abbey.  Actors Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville play the Countess and Earl of Grantham and they’ll discuss the series and the plot as their privileged world is turned upside down as World War I rages across the Channel.

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