Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1554 is fed over PBS on Friday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).
- Religion and the Democratic National Convention - Kim Lawton reports from Charlotte on Democratic efforts to reach out to faith based voters – the issues liberal religious leaders are stressing; the challenges the party is facing; and how president Obama’s personal stance on gay marriage has affected his support among some faith communities.
- Profile Author Ron Hansen – Highly acclaimed author Ron Hansen has written eight novels, some of which have also been turned into feature films. Bob Faw talks to Hansen, a Catholic deacon who teaches English and creative writing at Santa Clara University in California, about how his faith infuses and is reflected in the content of his novels.
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