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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #212

This episode began with a report from Kim Lawton on the Catholic Bishops Conference in Washington, D.C. Next was a segment about some of the non-legal issues raised by the House Judiciary Hearings into the impeachment of President Clinton. These issues include the President?s repentance, forgiveness, private behavior versus public actions, and privacy. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY examined how these moral qualities intersect with the political process and seek to provide guidance on how to evaluate the Judiciary Committee Hearings from a moral, ethical and religious perspective. The program continued with a preview of the inspirational hymn ?The Storm Came to Honduras.? Set to the tune of Bach's ?O Sacred Head Now Wounded,? written by Reverend Carolyn WinfreyGillette, about the anguish and confusion felt by the victims of Hurricane Mitch and those who have pledged to help. The episode concluded with a segment about the Mirimax film, ?Life Is Beautiful,? the touching story of a family facing the horrors of the holocaust. This picture focuses not on the terror of the Nazi regime, but on the defense that one man uses to save himself and his son--his humor. Correspondent Martha Bayles reported on the intricacies of this film and its philosophical and spiritual look at humor. [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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