Dec. 3, 2011
The World and Everything in It

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News, reviews, interviews: Rep. Frank Wolf reports on Egypt elections, Megan Basham reviews 'Hugo' and 'October Baby,' Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) discusses elections in Egypt, and Michele Bachmann speaks on her new book

On this week's program: Newt Gingrich surges in South Carolina, protesters occupy the British embassy in Iran, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) discusses the pros and cons of elections now underway in Egypt, reviewer Megan Basham takes a closer look at the new films "Hugo" and "October Baby," presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) delivers an address based on her just-released book "Core of Conviction," TW&E listeners share their favorite Christmas music, and much more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Congress debates payroll-tax policy

Gingrich surges in South Carolina

Protesters occupy British embassy in Iran

  • Read more about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's surge in South Carolina.
  • Some of the audio used in our report on Gingrich's South Carolina campaign swing was courtesy of Savannah, Ga.'s WTOC-TV. Audio from Gingrich's town hall meeting in Newberry, S.C., was provided by the South Carolina Radio Network.

Hour A, Segment 2

Will elections in Egypt lead to more restrictions on the minority Christian population?

Hour A, Segment 3

Writers Read: Bill Bennett reads from The True Saint Nicholas

  • Dr. William J. Bennett, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, is the author of The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas (Howard Books, 2009). Read excerpts from the book here (via Google Books). The audiobook edition is published by Simon and Schuster Audio.

Hour A, Segment 4

At the Movies: Hugo and October Baby

  • Megan Basham reviews film and TV for WORLD News Group. Read her reviews of Hugo (WORLD, Dec. 17) and October Baby (WORLD, Dec. 3).
  • The trailer for October Baby is here.

Hour A, Segment 5

Joel Belz Commentary: Words and deeds

  • Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine.

Hour B, Segment 1

Unemployment stats

Economic update

Work stoppage in the UK

University pressured Christian student to drop her moral objections to homosexuality

  • Learn more about the case of Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley. The case concerns a student pursuing a counseling degree at Augusta (Ga.) State University who was told by school authorities to undergo a "remediation program" because of her conviction that sexual activity between people of the same sex is immoral.

Hour B, Segment 2

TW&E series "Let the Candidate Speak": Rep. Michele Bachmann

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) is a Republican candidate for president. Her book Core of Conviction: My Story was released Nov. 21 by Sentinel (Penguin).
  • Read the prepared text of Rep. Bachmann's recent speech at the offices of the Family Research Council.

Hour B, Segment 3

Historic church in Savannah, Ga., loses battle to keep its property after breaking away from The Episcopal Church

  • Dr. Marc Robertson is rector of Christ Church-Savannah. The Savannah Morning News reported on the Georgia Supreme Court's decision to award the Christ Church property to The Episcopal Church.
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia published this story online about the court decision.
  • Last year, the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America released this video about the Christ Church case.

Hour B, Segment 4

Favorite songs of Christmas

Tell us about your favorite Christmas song and favorite Christmas recording! Email

Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Dec. 4, 1563 - The final session of the Council of Trent concludes. The ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church condemned a key doctrinal emphasis of the Reformation.
  • Dec. 3, 1964 - Police arrest 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley who had stormed the administration building and staged a sit-in.
  • Dec. 3, 1984 - More than 3,000 people die after a cloud of gas escapes from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India.
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