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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Program Listings for May 9, 2008

8 May

For Immediate Release

This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:

* Food Aid Ethics - Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the southern African nation of Malawi on the debate over America's food aid policy and whether it should be changed to better accommodate the needs of the world's hungry.

* Eagle Pass Border Wall - Lucky Severson explores reaction by local residents and churches to the U.S. government's controversial plans to build a security wall dividing two towns along the Texas and Mexican border.

SPECIAL NOTE: This week on the show's "One Nation: Religion & Politics 2008 Blog" available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog.html , read the latest survey results on religious voting patterns in the Indiana and North Carolina Democratic primaries in a new poll conducted by Zogby International.

To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to schultzm@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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