This Weekend's Program (July 5-6, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, July 5-6, 2014

HOUR ONE:

In his latest thriller, The Director, best-selling author and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius takes readers into the elusive world of the CIA, hackers and contemporary cyber espionage.

In these days of emails, texts and tweets, society as a whole is losing its ability to communicate in more old fashioned ways. Gone are the days of the carefully handwritten and deeply meaningful letter. Shaun Usher is doing his part to preserve the interesting letters that do exist.  He’s the editor of a new book titled Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience.

Then, we hear a new commentary from children’s book writer and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater.

HOUR TWO:

Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover made his Broadway debut at the age of 10, and won a Tony for Bring in ‘D Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk when he was 23. Glover’s latest show is “Savion Glover’s OM” at New York City’s Joyce Theater, and he joins Bob to talk about his life and career.

Bob talks with director Steve James about his latest documentary, Life Itself.  It tells the remarkable story of the late, great film critic Roger Ebert, and is based on his 2011 memoir of the same name. Ebert died last April following a decade-long battle with cancer.

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