Religion News Program Airs on Public Television
In early September, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) began airing a new series on what it describes as "one of the most under-reported news beats in journalism today": religion and ethics. Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, which is produced by Thirteen/WNET in New York, looks at the week's top stories in such areas as spirituality, religious art, and the religious and ethical dimensions of current events. The first episode featured a story on the religious persecution of Christians throughout the world; Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives on the mourning for Princess Diana; a look the controversy over pop gospel music; and a description of a road in Maryland that contains houses of worship from a wide variety of faiths and cultures.
More information about the program, including local airing times, is available at PBS's Web site, www.pbs.org.
©1997 Heather Elizabeth Peterson