Dec. 7, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the first December weekend

Cal Thomas commentary on Black Friday, Kyle Kondik on Obamacare and midterm elections, Favorite Songs of Christmas, Cowboy churches, global persecution of Christians, Ginny Barker on the church and sexual brokenness, Legal Docket on the HHS Mandate, Dollars and Sense, FDR’s ‘Day of Infamy,’ Phil Boatwright reviews ‘Sound of Music’ and ‘My Fair Lady,’ Andrew Klavan on ‘Nightmare City’ and pop culture, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Black Friday: Dark night rises

Obamacare and the midterm elections

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. He writes for USA Today, is a FOX News contributor and a regular commentator for The World and Everything in It. Read his recent column upon which this commentary is based. Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

Senior correspondent Kent Covington discusses the upcoming midterm elections with Kyle Kondik of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Series: Favorite Songs of Christmas

We kick off our annual series talking with listener Taylor Shepherd about her favorite Christmas song, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” adapted from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Church Life: Cowboy churches

TW&E’s Christina Darnell kicks off the “Church Life” series by profiling Blue Ridge Cowboy Church in North Carolina that seeks to be relevant to a “cowboy” culture.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Global persecution of Christians

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Ginny Barker: Taboo topic? The church and sexual brokenness

Commentator Ginny Barker lives in North Carolina. She blogs at CheetosForBreakfast.com.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: Controversial HHS Mandate

Dollars & Sense: Merry Christmas forecasted for Wall Street

TW&E’s legal affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses the religious freedom impact of the current Health and Human Services birth-control mandate. The Supreme Court accepted two cases dealing with this theme.

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.” Follow him on Twitter: @WarrenColeSmith

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Hour B, Segment 2

Weekend Exclusive | Notable Speech: Franklin Roosevelt “Day of Infamy”

Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his speech “Day of Infamy” on Dec. 8, 1941 to Joint Session of Congress, marking the official U.S. entry into World War II.  This segment presents his speech in its entirety. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home-video screening room: Two Academy Award-winning film musicals

Reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. Watch clips from the 1965 film production of The Sound of Music and the 1964 film production of My Fair Lady.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Hollywood’s conservative cultural shift? A conversation with Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan is a two-time Edgar Award winning author, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. He’s written screenplays, and some of his best-selling novels have become movies starring A-list Hollywood actors.

Klavan is also an outspoken Hollywood conservative and Christian.

He joined our senior correspondent Kent Covington to discuss his latest book, Nightmare City and offer a few thoughts on the culture.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Dec. 6, 345 — Nicholas, bishop of Myra (in present-day Turkey), dies. Stories of his generosity eventually become part of the Christmas tradition, and St. Nicholas becomes the basis for Santa Claus.

Dec. 7, 1941 — Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbor

Dec. 8, 1980—Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by mentally unstable fan Mark David Chapman.

Dec. 10, 2001 — "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the first in a three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy, premieres in London.

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