This Weekend's Program (March 1-2, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, March 1-2, 2014
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
New Yorker staff writer George Packer profiles the mystique and power of Amazon in his article “Cheap Words.” Packers admits that Amazon is good for customers, but asks the basic question “is Amazon good for books?”  His article appears in the latest issue ofThe New Yorker.
The 86th annual Academy Awards will be handed out on March 2nd.  Bob talks with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday for a preview of the Oscar race. 
Bob talks with Philomena Lee, whose story inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Philomena” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.  Lee is an 80-year-old Irish woman who spent decades searching for the young son she was forced to give up when she was an unwed teenager.  The Catholic nuns caring for Lee in the 1950s took the boy who was adopted by a couple living in the United States – a common practice in Ireland at the time. The convent then refused to help Philomena re-connect with her son.  She only found him with the help of a BBC journalist. Lee is joined by her daughter Jane Libberton for this interview.

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