Dec. 29, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Special year-end edition covering the top news, politics, and entertainment stories of 2012

Tragedy at Sandy Hook, politics in 2012, Superstorm Sandy, Olasky Interview highlights, top films, deaths in 2012, Cal Thomas, fiscal cliff, markets and the economy, humorist Albin Sadar, Obamacare, threats to religious freedom, sports in 2012, Summer Olympics, History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

2012 news in review: Tragedy at Sandy Hook, politics in 2012, Superstorm Sandy

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Christina Darnell is a TW&E field producer.

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Hour A, Segment 2

2012 Olasky Interview highlights: Ross Douthat, Dr. Ben Carson, Maggie Gallagher

Marvin Olasky is editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

Listen to his full conversations with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat (mp3 audio), pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson (video), and Maggie Gallagher (video), president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy.

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Hour A, Segment 3

2012 in the box office
Les Misérables

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. 

Emily Whitten reviews films and books for WORLD News Group.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Deaths in 2012

In this segment, we take note of people who died in the year gone by who were well-known, including Chuck Colson, Neil Armstrong, and Nellie Gray.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas in Bangkok

Cal Thomas is the most widely syndicated columnist in the United States. Read his recent column “One night in Bangkok.”

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Hour B, Segment 1

2012 News in review: Fiscal cliff, markets and the economy
Humorist Albin Sadar: What I learned in 2012

Kent Covington covers politics and current events for The World and Everything in It.

Warren Cole Smith reports on the markets and the economy for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column “Signs and Wonders.”

Humorist Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 2

2012 Olasky Interview highlights: Karen Handel, Arthur C. Brooks, Charles Murray

Marvin Olasky is editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

Listen to his full conversations with former Komen for the Cure executive Karen Handel (video), Arthur C. Brooks (video), president of the American Enterprise Institute, and Charles Murray (mp3 audio), author of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010.

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Hour B, Segment 3

More 2012 in review: Obamacare survives at Supreme Court
Threats to religious freedom

Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Top sports stories in 2012: Paterno, Sandusky, and NCAA
2012 Summer Olympics

Mark Bergin covers sports for WORLD Magazine. He is also a church planter in the Chicago area.

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Hour B, Segment 5

TW&E History Book

Dec. 29, 1170—Archbishop Thomas Becket is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in England.

Dec. 31, 1879—Inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting.

Dec. 31, 1992—Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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