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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for August 15, 2008

14 Aug

For Immediate Release


This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY #1150 (distributed Friday, August 15 at 5 p.m., check local listings) with guest anchor Tim O'Brien will feature the following reports:

* Cover Story: "Animal Testing Ethics" - Saul Gonzalez explores the moral and ethical debate over the use of animals for medical research and experimentation.

* Feature: "Slow Medicine" - Lucky Severson reports on a medical approach for the elderly that seeks comfort rather than cure when considering costly and aggressive treatment that may have high risks and limited rewards.

* Belief and Practice: "Atheist Baby Naming" - Margaret Downey, president of Atheist Alliance International, explains how atheists celebrate the birth of a child.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week in One Nation: Hear what Kim Lawton has to say about John McCain and Barack Obama's first joint campaign appearance this weekend at bestselling author and pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Southern, California, where the candidates talk about leadership, faith and values.

To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to or go to the program Web site at 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


The organizations and/or individuals who submit materials for distribution by Religion News Service are solely responsible for the facts in and accuracy of their materials. Religion News Service will correct any errors brought to its attention.

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