Bob Edwards Weekend, November 16-17, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Award-winning director Alex Gibney returns to discuss his latest documentary. Since the story changed so drastically from the time he began the project, Gibney has been working on this one, then re-working it, for years now. The Armstrong Lie explores the rise AND fall of cancer survivor and 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Gibney set out to chronicle Armstrong’s 2009 comeback at the world’s most famous cycling race but instead he captured an insider’s view as a racing legend collapsed.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.
This week, 3 journalists from a now defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid plead guilty to phone hacking charges. The scandal had the potential to end the media tycoon, but Murdoch survived and continues to rule a global, multimedia empire. NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik takes an in-depth look into the mogul’s life, business and scandals with his new book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.
Brothers David and Joe Henry examine the life of comedian Richard Pryor in their book Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him.
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