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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for July 18, 2008

17 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 18 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Lambeth Preview - Kim Lawton provides a preview of the Anglican bishops' meeting in Canterbury and how divisions within the Communion are already affecting three very different U.S. Episcopal Church congregations.

* Police Chief with Alzheimer's - Judy Valente talks with Illinois police chief Spencer Johansen, a Catholic convert, about how his faith has helped him accept his recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

* Sweeping the Graves - Jan Lee, a third-generation Chinatown, New York resident describes the Chinese tradition of venerating family ancestors by sweeping their graves.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog.html , see Kim Lawton's interview on the PBS Engage Web site blog, "Five Good Questions for . . . " where she'll share her answers to users' questions about her beat on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

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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