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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for May 2, 2008

1 May

For Immediate Release

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 2 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

  • Jeremiah Wright and the Black Church - Bob Abernethy is joined by Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, associate professor of Applied Theology at Howard University School of Divinity, for a studio discussion on how black churches are responding to recent statements made by Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
  • Global Food Crisis - Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, discusses the global food crisis.
  • Gene Robinson: In the Eye of the Storm - Kim Lawton talks with Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson about his new book, "In the Eye of the Storm," and his plans for the future, including his own civil union ceremony.
  • Shlomo Carlebach - Menachem Daum looks at the life and legacy of the late Orthodox rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, whose musical compositions are still being performed throughout synagogues around the world.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at, hear more from Kim Lawton about the Barack Obama/Jeremiah Wright controversy and listen to video clips from Rev. Wright's National Press Club appearance.

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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