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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for May 16, 2008

15 May

For Immediate Release

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Familial DNA Testing - Lucky Severson explores the debate over the controversial use of familial DNA testing to identify criminal suspects, which critics charge is a violation of privacy rights.

* Muslim Televangelists - Kate Seelye travels to Cairo for a look at a new wave of moderate Muslim preachers who are using satellite TV to spread their message of greater tolerance and reform.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog.html , hear what Allen Hertzke, professor of political science and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, has to say about the challenges John McCain faces with religious voters, the evangelical vote, foreign policy and religious freedom issues on the campaign trail, Muslim voters, and more.

To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to rosenbleethl@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:
Lynn Rosenbleeth
Publicist
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
202-216-4404
rosenbleethl@religionethics.org

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