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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY PROGRAM LISTINGS FOR APRIL 4, 2008

3 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 4 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

  • Public Displays of Religious Monuments - Bob Abernethy is joined by correspondent Tim O'Brien to discuss a pending U.S. Supreme Court case focusing on the public display of religious monuments.
  • Army Chaplain Boot Camp - Saul Gonzalez travels to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for a behind-the-scenes look at an Army boot camp for chaplains.
  • Krista Tippett - Bob Abernethy talks with "Speaking of Faith" radio host Krista Tippett about how her family background and career influences her life and work.


SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog.html, Kim Lawton looks at the still-swirling furor around Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and describes political controversies that have also surrounded Hillary Clinton's former pastor, Rev. Philip Wogaman. And Lawton also explores how crucial Catholic voters will be in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary and in the November election.

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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