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February 27, 2015

Weekend Edition

Weekend EditionAirs: Saturday-Sunday 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Hosts: Scott Simon and Rachel Martin
Produced by: National Public Radio
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Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor, courtesy of hosts Scott Simon and Rachel Martin.

On Saturdays, Scott Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. Clever, information-packed exchanges with news analysts and commentator contribute to the unique feel and personality of the show.

On Sundays, Weekend Edition combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. With a nod to traditional Sunday habits, the program offers a fix for diehard crossword addicts-word games and brainteasers with The Puzzlemaster, a.k.a. Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times. With Rachel Martin on the sidelines, a caller plays the latest word game on the air while listeners compete silently at home. The NPR mailbag is proof that the competition to go head-to-head with Shortz is rather... vigorous.

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Scott Simon - Photo Credit: Will O'Leary 2005
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