This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, January 19-20, 2013


Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. This week’s focus is on the past, present and future of the gun control debate.

George Howe Colt explores the complexity of fraternity in his new book Brothers.  The book is part memoir – Colt grew up in a family of four brothers — and part history of iconic brothers—the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Thoreaus and the Marx Brothers.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week we hear from Sarah Culp Searles, a librarian in Tennessee, about the unconditional love of the family pet.


Bob talks with artist Lincoln Schatz about his latest contribution to the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery.  It’s a multimedia installation called The Network and it weaves together first person video accounts from 89 Washington power brokers, some more famous than others.

Designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City and got his first big break on the TV show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, which earned him three Emmy Awards.   White is the subject of a new documentary titled Beauty is Embarrassing, airing January 21st on the PBS series Independent Lens. Check your local listings.

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