The weekend, examined
Susan Orlean, Craig Harline, David Sterritt and others talk about what makes weekends so special.
Also, Canadian Doug Gordon profiles Anne Beatts, one of the original writers for the groundbreaking late night comedy series "Saturday Night Live," itself the brainchild of fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels.
Craig Harline is a history professor at Brigham Young University and the author of "Sunday: A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl." He tells Anne Strainchamps how Sunday has evolved over the past several centuries.
David Sterritt, long-time film critic for the "Christian Science Monitor," is the author of many books on film including "The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible." Sterritt talks with Jim Fleming about Godard's film "Weekend" and we hear clips. Sterrit did the commentary tracks for the DVD release of "Weekend."
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