This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, June 2-3, 2012

HOUR ONE:

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to discuss the latest political news and how the economy and the health care debate are shaping the presidential race.

We pay tribute to bluegrass legend Doc Watson who Bob spoke with in 2004.  The multiple Grammy winner was known for his flat-picking guitar style which influenced countless musicians and impressed countless fans.  Watson died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

Bob talks about the NBA playoffs, Major League Baseball and the French Open with John Feinstein, Washington Post sports columnist and co-host of Sirius XM’s “Beyond the Brink.”

Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of John Dyben.  Parents have a strong impulse to protect their children from harm, and to soothe their fears and worries.  But the world can be a scary place, and a little reality must sometimes creep past the sugar coating.  Dyben is a therapist, educator, and pastor.  His daughter’s bedtime fears about bogeymen encouraged him to think more deeply about the reassurances he offered her.  And eventually, he found himself admitting that though his love for her is strong, his protection of her is not absolute. The essay is featured in the book This I Believe: On Fatherhood.

HOUR TWO:

His father bought him his first guitar, a “worn-in instrument with two strings,” for $4.35.  Since then, Buddy Guy says life “ain’t never been the same.”  Bob talks to Guy about his music and journey from Lettsworth, Louisiana to Chicago and beyond.  Guy’s new book is When I Left Home: My Story

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