Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel' Journalist Michael Scott Moore recounts his time in captivity in Somalia. David Bianculli says Better Call Saul is "delightful" in its fourth season. Shalhoub says he questions his worth as an actor.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

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Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

Fresh Air Weekend: Captured By Somali Pirates; Actor Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel'

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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa.

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial: After being kidnapped in Somalia, Michael Scott Moore considered suicide. Then he experienced an "incredible mental transformation" that enabled him to forgive the people who were causing him pain.

New Season Of 'Better Call Saul' Brings Spinoff One Step Closer To 'Breaking Bad': Better Call Saul acts as both a sequel and a prequel to AMC's series about the crystal meth trade. Critic David Bianculli says the show remains "as delightful as ever" in its fourth season.

Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel' And Questioning His Worth As An Actor: The former Monk star recently won a Tony for his role in The Band's Visit and is up for an Emmy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Despite his success, he still feels like each role could be his last.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial

New Season Of 'Better Call Saul' Brings Spinoff One Step Closer To 'Breaking Bad'

Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel' And Questioning His Worth As An Actor