This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m., check local listings) featuring guest anchor Kim Lawton will feature the following reports:
• Alzheimer's Testing: Bob Faw examines the moral and ethical dilemma people face when deciding whether they should be tested for Alzheimer's. (Rebroadcast from December 14, 2007)
Web link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1115/cover.html
• Circuit Preacher David Brown: Lucky Severson follows Baptist pastor David Brown along on his traveling ministry across state lines to serve churchgoers in Mississippi and Louisiana with no full-time preacher of their own. (Rebroadcast from August 31, 2007)
Web link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1053/profile1.html
• Zen Convert - Jane Smith, a former Roman Catholic, describes her conversion to Zen Buddhism and its spiritual impact on her life.
(Rebroadcast from July 29, 2005)
Web link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week848/belief.html
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 Senator Barack Obama's departure from his longtime church and questions raised about whether candidates and public officials should have a zone of religious privacy.
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