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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #320

This episode featured a cover story on the growing following of Bishop T.D. Jakes, the African-American Pentecostal preacher who founded the non-denominational Potter's House Church in Dallas, which now has a membership of over 22,000; a feature examining how the Catholic Church is likely to handle the possibility of Pope John Paul II's retirement from the papacy; a profile of the controversial Cardinal John O'Connor, who is celebrating his 80th birthday with a Catholic fundraiser in New York and who may step down as head of the Archdiocese of New York this year; and a look at the nationwide observance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on January 15th, examining whether the civil rights leader will be named one of the 20th century's martyrs, to be announced this spring. [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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