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[PCUSANEWS] TV religion newsmagazine readies its new season

Date Tue, 5 Aug 2003 09:22:40 -0500

Note #7864 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:

TV religion newsmagazine readies its new season
August 4, 2003

TV religion newsmagazine readies its new season

by Jerry Van Marter

LOUISVILLE - Religion & Ethics Newsweekly - the only television newsmagazine
program devoted entirely to the news of religion, spirituality and major
ethical issues - is set to begin its seventh season on PBS.

	Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the program continues to
explore the importance of religion in shaping both national and international
events, and the ongoing social, cultural, ethical and spiritual issues
impacting people's lives.

	During the war with Iraq and its aftermath, for instance, many
questions have been raised about the role of religion and ethics in that
conflict. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has examined such issues as the place
of Islamic law in a democratic government, combat ethics, the mission of
military chaplains, anti-war protests and dissent and the effect of war on
interfaith relations.

	To complement the program's weekly broadcast, Religion & Ethics
Newsweekly offers a companion website and a viewers guide. The website, at, features show transcripts, streaming
video of some reports, interviews with correspondents, producers and special
guests, an online pressroom with downloadable photos, and other features.

	The viewers guide, which includes essays, discussion questions and
resources is available on the website or by mail from Religion & Ethics
Guide, P.O. Box 245, Little Falls, NJ, 07424.

	Check local listings for broadcast day and time on the PBS station in
your area.

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