This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, November 17-18, 2012

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field joins Bob to discuss her career which has spanned roles from Gidget, The Flying Nun, Norma Rae to Mary Todd.  Field’s most recent part is as the first lady opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s epic, Lincoln. That film opens this weekend.
Then, in our latest This I Believe essay, we’ll continue our series this month focusing on sacrifices made by military families. Karen Sheehan, a social worker with the VA in Albany, New York, writes about the special challenges and rewards of growing up in a military family.
Filmmaker Joe Wright has brought famous books by Jane Austen and Ian McEwan to the big screen, now it’s Leo Tolstoy’s turn. After directing Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, Wright has adapted one of literature’s most enduring classics. Anna Karenina stars Keira Knightley as the passionate and tragic Anna, Jude Law as her husband, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her feckless lover Count Vronsky.

Bob goes backstage at The Birchmere Music Hall to talk with singer-songwriter Aimee Mann about her career, her soundtrack for the movie Magnolia and the music on Charmer, her eighth studio album and Mann’s first since 2008.

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