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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #202

This episode began with a segment about public opinion of Bill Clinton's problems. Next was a segment on the White House Prayer Breakfast with Religious Leaders - on Friday September 11, which was hosted by President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. The breakfast was called to support the President's race initiative, but all minds were on the President's legal and moral problems. Kim Lawton reported on the breakfast and the reactions of the guests and why religious leaders have been unusually tepid in their comments about the President's problems. The segment included perspective from Rev. James Dunn, executive director, Baptist Joint Committee and Rev. James Forbes, Riverside Church, New York City. Next was a story about the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City and its leader, Rev. Henry Lyons, who has been indicted for embezzlement of church funds, among other charges. Until now, the group has continued to support Lyons in spite of his legal problems and recent admissions of marital infidelity. Contributing correspondent Lynn Neary of National Public Radio reported on whether the National Baptist Convention will continue to stand by their man. The program concluded with a segment about Christian Rock. Correspondent Lucky Severson took a behind-the-scenes look by at one of the fastest growing music industries in America today - Christian Rock - profiling of some of its hottest and sometimes controversial artists. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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