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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for August 29, 2008

28 Aug

For Immediate Release

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

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY #1152 (distributed Friday, August 29 at 5 p.m., check local listings) with guest anchor Fred de Sam Lazaro will feature the following reports:

2008 Campaign: Religion at the DNC - Kim Lawton reports from Denver on the Democrat's new faith-based outreach strategy and the significant role religion is playing during the party's national convention.

Homeless Preacher - Lucky Severson talks with 29-year-old street preacher Vincent Pannizzo about his ministry to the homeless.

Katrina Third Anniversary - Dr. Courtney Cowart, an expert in disaster relief ministry, describes faith-based volunteer relief and rebuilding efforts in New Orleans to aid Katrina victims.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week in One Nation: See more on-location reports from the Democratic National Convention and hear from Kim Lawton about how Catholic, evangelical, and Jewish groups are responding to the vice presidential nomination of Joe Biden, a pro-choice Roman Catholic.

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.

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

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