Bob Edwards Weekend, February 2-3, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
In his new documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Alex Gibney tells the story of a priest in Wisconsin who ran a boarding school for the deaf and systematically molested many of the young boys in his care. The film tells the story of their decades-long fight for justice. Gibney has been on this program for many of his other films, all of which deal with the corruption of power in some form. His past documentaries include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Darkside, and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.
New Orleans is hosting its first Super Bowl in over a decade, right in the middle of the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. Bob talks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu about the challenging logistics surrounding those two events, plus the city’s burgeoning film industry and the city’s continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu is halfway through his first term as the mayor of New Orleans and is the son of former mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu.
Bob talks with New Orleans legend Aaron Neville about his long career and his brand new album titled My True Story. Neville lovingly returns to the music of his youth, performing 12 doo-wop classics on the CD.
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