This Weekend's Program (July 26-27, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, July 26-27, 2014


Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.  Then, we hear another commentary from children’s book writer and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater.

Director and actor Rob Reiner has been involved in some of the most beloved movies of the 20th century.  His credits includes This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, and Sleepless in Seattle.  His new film, And So It Goes, stars Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas as next door neighbors who reluctantly look to each other for love late in life. 

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


It’s been more than twenty years since Scott Turow helped invent the legal thriller genre with his number one bestseller, Presumed Innocent.  That book sold more than six million copies and was on The New York Times bestseller list for 45 weeks.  Turow has remained a practicing lawyer over the years and has been very active in capital punishment reform.  His latest suspense novel, Identical, is now available in paperback. 

Bob sits down with members of the Austin-based classical collective Mother Falcon for a private concert in our performance studio.  They’ll play a few songs from their latest “orchestral rock” album titled You Knew and discuss the unique challenges they face when  touring with more than a dozen members.

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