This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, January 5-6, 2013 


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

For fans of the hit PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey the wait is almost over.   January 6th kicks off the third season of the Emmy award-winning series, letting viewers finally find out what happened to their favorite residents of the English manor house.   Bob talks with actor Jim Carter, who plays Carson, Downton’s ever-steady butler and actor Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas, the villain viewers love to hate. 

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe 


Lawrence Powell is a professor emeritus in Tulane University’s Department of History – so who better to write about the first 100 years of New Orleans?  Powell’s latest book is titled The Accidental City and it covers the period from the first hunters, trappers and explorers in the region through the end of The War of 1812.

Bob talks with Joey Burns, a founding member of the band Calexico. Burns will discuss the band’s music, branded by some as “desert noir,” Calexico’s homebase of Tucson, Arizona, his relationship with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and why the band decided to write and record its latest CD in New Orleans. Calexico’s seventh studio album is called Algiers.

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