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.
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?
- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is the author of Prisoner of Conscience: One Man's Crusade for Global Human and Religious Rights (Zondervan, 2011).
Hour A, Segment 3
Writers Read: Bill Bennett reads from The True Saint Nicholas
Hour A, Segment 4
Hour A, Segment 5
Joel Belz Commentary: Words and deeds
- Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine.
Hour B, Segment 1
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
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
- During December, TW&E listeners are telling us about their favorite Christmas music. This week, we hear from Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project for Lifeway Christian Resources and author of the blog Kingdom People.
- Learn more about the hymn, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."
- "Christ is Born," written by Domenico Bartolucci with English lyrics by composer Ray Charles, was relased on The Carpenters' 1978 album Christmas Portrait.
Tell us about your favorite Christmas song and favorite Christmas recording! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.