Dec. 31, 2011
The World and Everything in It

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News, reviews, and interviews: 2011 in politics, law, economics, news, deaths, sports, and movies

In the special 2011 Year in Review program, a closer look at the year in politics, law, economics, news, deaths, sports, and movies; a commentary about the Facebook Timeline; the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible; and much more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

The year in politics

  • Reporter Joel Hannahs is covering the Iowa caucus for WORLD News Group. Read his WORLDmag.com Web Extra "Caucus countdown."
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Hour A, Segment 2

The top stories of 2011

  • Jill Nelson is a reporter for WORLD News Group.
  • Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD Magazine.
  • Carl Peetz is a radio producer and freelance reporter.
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Hour A, Segment 3

The economic year in review

  • Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his recent article about 2011 debt troubles in Europe (WORLD, Dec. 31).
  • Warren Levinson is a New York City-based reporter for the Associated Press.
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Hour A, Segment 4

The year in law

  • Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.
  • Reporter Steve Coleman covers religion stories for the Associated Press.
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Hour A, Segment 5

Matthew Lee Anderson commentary: Facebook Timeline

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Hour B, Segment 1

News of the week

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Hour B, Segment 2

2011: The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

  • The prepared text of British Prime Minister David Cameron's recent address on the King James Bible is here.
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Hour B, Segment 3

Departures: Notable deaths in 2011

  • Our sister publication WORLD Magazine also reported on notable deaths that occurred in 2011.
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Hour B, Segment 4

The year in sports and at the movies

  • Kent Covington is a freelance reporter.
  • Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group.
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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Dec. 31, 1879 - Thomas Edison publicly demonstrates the first practical incandescent lighting.
  • Jan. 1, 1993 - Czechoslovakia peacefully breaks into two countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Jan. 1, 1773 - The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace" is used for the first time in a worship service. British preacher John Newton composed the hymn to accompany a sermon on 1 Chronicles 17.
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Dec. 31, 2011
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