Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times joins Bob to discuss the latest political news and the raft of new political attack ads hitting the airwaves.
Then, actor Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the small screen as the world's favorite detective, the brilliant and, if you're in law enforcement, irritating Sherlock Holmes. After last year's hit first season, Masterpiece Mystery's Sherlock picks up with a contemporary Holmes and Watson (Martin Freeman) battling evil mastermind Jim Moriarty. The series is co-created and written by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who).
Then, in this week's installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Jeana Lee Tahnk. Parents, and people who will soon be parents, are one of the biggest markets for the publishing industry. You could fill a bookstore with all of the manuals addressing everything from thumbsucking to bedwetting to discipline. And many of the authors offer contradictory advice. It's hard for modern parents to feel they're raising their kids the "right" way. Tahnk thinks of herself as the CEO of her household, but she also has a career outside the home. She says the decisions she makes at home are always with the best interests of her children in mind, and the "right decisions" could actually be many different things at many different times. [Broadcast Date: May 4, 2012]