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This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, July 4 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:
* 2008 Campaign: What's Appropriate? - Kim Lawton examines the challenges facing the presidential candidates and houses of worship over the proper relationship between religion and politics.
* Aging Out - Mary Alice Williams reports on faith-based efforts to help young adults deal with the challenges they encounter after transitioning out of the foster care system.
* The 30 Hour Famine - Youth leader Bill Anzel provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a World Vision fundraising event held by his New Jersey United Methodist Church is helping teach both kids - and adults - about the difficulties facing the world's hungry.
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 discusses worries by religious conservatives over Barack Obama's "God-talk," which may be distracting faith-based voters from his liberal policy positions.
To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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:
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly