Nov. 30, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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Thanksgiving edition of The World and Everything in It

A conversation with Charles Krauthammer, National Adoption Month with Katie Overstreet, American Songbook on songs of thanks, John Stonestreet on the cultural relevance of C.S. Lewis, Andrée Seu Peterson on giving thanks each day, Politics of Gratitude, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Steven James, robot doctors, Capitol Christmas Tree, 2013 National Bible Bee, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

A conversation with Charles Krauthammer

TW&E senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer, author of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (Crown Forum, 2013).

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Hour A, Segment 2

National Adoption Month: From foster care to adoption

In honor of National Adoption Month, special correspondent Susan Olasky continues with part 4 in her series on adoption.

She speaks with Katie Overstreet, program director for the Adoption and Orphan Care initiative of Focus on the Family.

For more WORLD News Group coverage of adoption-related issues, go here.

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Hour A, Segment 3

American Songbook Feature: Songs of thanks

Bob Case is a board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute. In this segment, he continues his exploration of American pop music standards.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: The culture relevance of C.S. Lewis

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 Andrée Seu Peterson: Giving thanks every day

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a columnist and senior writer for WORLD News Group and the author of Normal Kingdom Business (World and Life Books).

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Hour B, Segment 1

The politics of gratitude: A conversation with Dr. Mark Mitchell

Dollars & Sense: Desperate retailers and consumers

Aimee Stauf is an intern for The World and Everything in It. She speaks with Patrick Henry College professor Dr. Mark Mitchell, author of The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place & Community in a Global Age (2012, Potomac Books).

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 | Olasky Interview: Author Steven James

Steven James is the author of more than 30 books, fiction and non-fiction alike. Some of his books include the award-winning series of psychological thrillers that include The Pawn, The Rook, and The Queen.

Read more and watch the full conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and author Steven James here. This interview was part of the newsmaker series at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour B, Segment 3

The robot doctor will see you now

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in D.C.

Michael Cochrane covers Science and Technology for The World and Everything in It

Robots, controlled by doctors miles away, are now making it possible for medical specialists to be “present” with patients in remote hospitals and clinics. Learn more about the “doctor in a box.”

The official lighting ceremony of the Capitol Christmas Tree is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. The tree will remain each night throughout the Christmas seasons from dusk to 11 p.m.

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Hour B, Segment 4

The 2013 National Bible Bee

17-year-old Ryan Sinni won the senior division grand prize at last weekend’s 5th annual National Bible Bee in Sevierville, Tenn. 

The Bible Bee is a program of The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a ministry that seeks to “help families strengthen their personal relationships with the Lord and dynamically impact the world as ambassadors of Jesus Christ.”

For more information on how to get involved with the Bible Bee summer program, click here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Dec. 1, 1824—The House of Representatives convenes (in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to decide the presidential election because no candidate had received a majority in the Electoral College. John Quincy Adams is chosen the winner over Andrew Jackson.

Dec. 1, 1955—In Montgomery, Ala., seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident that leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 

Dec. 3, 1984—More than 3,000 people die after a cloud of gas escapes from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. 

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Nov. 30, 2013
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