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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for July 4, 2008

3 Jul

For Immediate Release


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 , 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 or go to the program Web site at 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


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