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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for July 11, 2008

10 Jul

For Immediate Release

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

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Lourdes 150th Anniversary - Don Kladstrup reports from France on the spiritual significance and religious phenomenon of Lourdes over the last 150 years.

* Karmapa Lama - In an exclusive U.S. television interview, Kim Lawton talks with 23-year-old Karmapa Lama about his vision and role as Tibetan Buddhism's second highest ranking spiritual leader.

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 how conservative evangelicals are finally - and reluctantly - coming together in support of John McCain.

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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