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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for August 8, 2008

7 Aug

For Immediate Release

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

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, August 8 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Lambeth Conference Wrap Up - Bob Abernethy talks with program managing editor Kim Lawton about the outcome of the three-week meeting of Anglican bishops in Canterbury and its impact on the Communion - both in the U.S. and abroad.

* Ethics of Healthcare Rationing - Lucky Severson visits the University of Texas Medical Branch for a look at how doctors are handling the controversial issue of healthcare rationing.

* Spiritual Soccer - Jewish soccer coach Spencer Rockman describes his efforts to infuse kids with moral and spiritual values as the director of a New Jersey soccer camp.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week in One Nation: Listen to Professor Edwin Hernandez from the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Latino Religion analyze the attitudes and influences of Latino voters; and hear Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, describe the political and religious commitments of Latino evangelicals.

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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