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This week's edition of the PBS newsmagazine program RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY (distributed Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m., check local listings) will feature the following reports:
- Wrap-up Analysis of Pope's Visit - Kim Lawton provides analysis of Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. trip and its impact inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church, then joins guest anchor Fred de Sam Lazaro for a studio discussion focusing on the papal visit.
- Utica Refugees - Lucky Severson looks at how the city of Utica in upstate New York and its local churches are working together to help - and embrace - thousands of immigrant newcomers to its community.
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 more on what Kim Lawton has to say about how Americans have responded to Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. visit, his statements on the sex abuse scandal and Catholic higher education.
To request a transcript of these reports, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly