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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for August 22, 2008

21 Aug

For Immediate Release

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

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY #1151 (distributed Friday, August 22 at 5 p.m., check local listings) with guest anchor Fred de Sam Lazaro will feature the following reports:

* 2008 Campaign: Conventions Preview - Kim Lawton begins a series of special reports on the upcoming national conventions with a look at the impact of religion on both parties as they head into the November election.

* Thailand's New Life Center - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a religious-based ministry in northern Thailand that offers asylum, education, training and spiritual guidance to former victims of human trafficking.

* Janmashtami - Nidhi Singh with the Rajdhani Mandir Temple in Chantilly, Virginia, describes the Hindu festival of Janmashtami celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna - one of the most venerated and popular Hindu deities. (**Subject to Change**: Rebroadcast from September 8, 2006)

SPECIAL NOTE: This week in One Nation: Watch the analysis by Kim Lawton on Reverend Rick Warren's Civil Forum at Saddleback Church with Barack Obama and John McCain; see her extended interview with Pastor Warren; and hear what some attendees had to say about the event.

To request a transcript of either the Cover Story or Feature report, please send an e-mail to schultzm@religionethics.org or go to the program Web site at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics where both the transcript and streaming video will be available after 8:30 p.m. on Friday; the Belief and Practice segment is already posted at the Web link provided above.For information, contact:

Mary Schultz
Director of Communications
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
202-216-2394
schultzm@religionethics.org

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