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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY PROGRAM LISTINGS FOR APRIL 18, 2008

18 Apr

For Immediate Release

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY **

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

Pope Benedict's U.S. Visit - Kim Lawton reports on the special events and meetings taking place during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Washington, D.C.

Charlie and Sedar - Betty Rollin talks with a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim businessman about how their friendship is helping bridge the divide between their theological differences.

Creative Seder - Murray Spiegel, author of "300 Ways to Ask the Four Questions," describes creative ways in which Jewish families can use the four questions of the Passover Haggadah to enrich the seder experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at http://www.pbsorg/wnet/religionandethics/blog.html, hear what Kim Lawton has to say about the possible impact of Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. visit on the 2008 presidential election and check out all the latest coverage and special features of the papal trip.

To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to schultzm@religionethics.org or go to the program Web site at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics where the transcript and streaming video of each segment will be available after 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

For information, contact:
Mary Schultz
Director of Communications
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
202-216-2394
schultzm@religionethics.org

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