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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Listings — December 21 & December 28

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1616 is fed over PBS on Friday, December 21 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).   Show #1617 is fed over PBS on Friday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings). December 21 – Show # 1616 Look […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1616 is fed over PBS on Friday, December 21 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).   Show #1617 is fed over PBS on Friday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).

December 21 – Show # 1616

  • Look Back at 2012 –  The annual look back at the top religion stories of the past year, including religion’s role in the presidential election, faith-based divisions over economic policy, the rising number of people with no religious affiliation, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.   Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the trends and events that made news in 2012.

December 28 – Show # 1617

  • Look Ahead to 2013 – The annual discussion of religion stories likely to be in the headlines in the coming year, including faith-based expectations for the second Obama term, major court cases on gay marriage, looming healthcare coverage controversies and new challenges for religious institutions.   Host Bob Abernethy, R&E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne and Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom analyze the religion and ethics stories they expect to be covering in 2013.

Embeddable  versions of new segments become available at www.pbs.org/religionandethics on Fridays between noon and 6 p.m. EST