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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for May 23, 2008

22 May

For Immediate Release

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY **

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Polygamy Families - Bob Abernethy is joined by a studio guest to discuss the ethical and moral concerns raised by the state removal of more than 460 children from a polygamist sect in Texas.

* Ave Maria Village - Phil Jones talks to former Domino's Pizza magnate Thomas Monaghan about his efforts to build a successful Catholic university in southwest Florida.

* Motorcycle Mass - Lucky Severson travels to New Jersey for a look at how an Italian priest is helping motorcyclists find a more spiritual connection to God during an annual bike blessing.

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 provides more perspective and analysis of the role of religion in the presidential campaign.

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:
Mary Schultz
Director of Communications
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
202-216-2394
schultzm@religionethics.org

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