May 3, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the first weekend in May

Review of documentary ‘The Unknown Known,’ Cal Thomas commentary on the intersection of faith and policy, two Supreme Court cases that received little coverage, video reviews of ‘Father Goose’ and ‘The Pirate Fairy,’ profile of abstract artist Anne Nelson, Anne Graham Lotz at the National Day of Prayer, Phillip Stutts remarks on John Boehner’s comments against GOP’s hesitancy to pass immigration reform, Dollars and Sense, Notable Speech, seawater made into fuel, John Stonestreet on ‘Irreplaceable,’ The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Movie review: The Unknown Known

Commentary: Faith, policy, and Hillary Clinton

WORLD News Group film critic Megan Basham discusses The Unknown Known, an unapologetically left-wing critique of Rumsfeld’s actions in Iraq. 

Read Megan’s review for WORLD News Group here.

Commentator Cal Thomas is one of America’s most popular columnists and the author of the newly released What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (2014, Zondervan). Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour A, Segment 2

Legal Docket: Two cases with little coverage, large impact

Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. In this segment, she reviews one case involving child pornography and another that questions whether an anonymous tip provides enough reasonable suspicion for police to search a vehicle. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home video reviews: Two fanciful films

Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

In this segment, he reviews the 1964 classic Father Goose and the direct-to-disc Disney film The Pirate Fairy

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Hour A, Segment 4

Our visual artists series: A profile of an abstract painter

Throughout 2014, we are presenting a series of profiles of people in the visual arts. Today, WORLD News Group lifestyle editor Susan Olasky profiles painter Anne C. Nelson in New Orleans.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Anne Graham Lotz at the 2014 National Day of Prayer

Anne Graham Lotz is the honorary chairman of the 2014 National Day of Prayer. In this segment, we air a prayer she wrote that was to be prayed at gatherings across the nation.  

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Hour B, Segment 1

Reaction to mocking remarks by John Boehner

Dollars and Sense

Senior correspondent Kent Covington speaks with Washington-based Republican strategist Phillip Stutts. 

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Follow him on Twitter: @WarrenColeSmith

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Hour B, Segment 2

Weekend Exclusive | Notable Speech by Cal Thomas

Commentator Cal Thomas is one of America’s most popular columnists and the author of the newly released What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (2014, Zondervan). Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

Cal Thomas gave this address at WORLD Weekend in March 2014. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Fuel from seawater?

TW&E technology correspondent Michael Cochrane reports on continuing U.S. Navy research on deriving liquid hydrocarbon fuel from seawater.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Focus on the Family’s documentary Irreplaceable

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 B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

May 6, 1937—The Hindenburg, a hydrogen-filled German dirigible, burns and crashes in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board.

May 4, 1970—Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.

May 5, 1961—Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes America's first space traveler as he makes a 15-minute suborbital flight.

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