March 17, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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GOP presidential race, Patrick Henry's most famous speech, cherry blossoms in D.C., fishing with Jimmy Houston, the Reason Rally, George Clooney on Sudan, Encyclopaedia Britannica goes out of print, Kirk Cameron's documentary 'Monumental' - plus Andrée Seu, David Cameron, St. Patrick

GOP presidential race, presidential polling, a visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron, Patrick Henry's most famous speech, cherry blossoms in D.C., fishing with Jimmy Houston, Christian apologists and the Reason Rally, Andrée Seu's aphorisms, Afghan president wants coalition troops to retreat from rural areas, George Clooney on Sudan, employment picture improves, four big banks fail stress tests, Obamacare costs on the rise, the real St. Patrick, Encyclopaedia Britannica goes out of print, Julius Caesar and the calendar, Kirk Cameron's new documentary "Monumental," the TW&E History Book.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

The GOP presidential race has become a marathon

Presidential polling

A visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron

Read about Rick Santorum's latest victories in "Southern sweep" by World News Group reporter Edward Lee Pitts.

Cal Thomas is the most-widely syndicated columnist in the United States. Read his recent column "What now for Republicans?"

Hour A, Segment 2

One of the most famous speeches in American history

Learn more about Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech.

Watch a video clip of the speech, as performed by actor Kevin McGranahan in a dramatization produced by WCVE-TV in Richmond, Va.

Hour A, Segment 3

The cherry blossoms are blooming early in the nation's capital

Bass fishing with "America's Favorite Fisherman"

Learn more about the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Jimmy Houston hosts the TV program Jimmy Houston Outdoors.

"The Fishin' Hole" and other songs from Outdoor Music's Gone Fishin' album are available via the iTunes store. Watch "The Fishin' Hole" music video.

Hour A, Segment 4

Christian apologists and the Reason Rally

Lawsuit: NASA specialist axed over views on intelligent design

Visit Tom Gilson is the founder of

Learn more about the March 24 Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., billed as "The Largest Gathering of the Secular Movement in World History."

The Associated Press reported on the lawsuit by David Coppedge, formerly a computer specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

Hour A, Segment 5

Andrée's aphorisms

Commentator Andrée Seu is a columnist for World News Group and the author of We Shall Have Spring Again (World and Life Books).

Read Mindy Belz' article "A rush of life," about the life and death of Jeremiah Small, the Christian schoolteacher murdered this month in Iraq.

Hour B, Segment 1

Afghan president insists coalition troops retreat from rural areas

Senate hears first-hand reports of violence in Sudan

Economy: Employment picture improves, four big banks fail stress tests

New cost projections for Obamacare show steep rise

Read "Afghan Leader Blasts US Over Probe Into Shootings."

Video of actor George Clooney's testimony about Sudan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is here.

Read a news release from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on the rising cost of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Hour B, Segment 2

St. Patrick: Missionary to Ireland

Irish bishop accused of inciting hatred

Philip Freeman is the author of St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography (Simon & Schuster, 2005). He heads the Classics Department at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Read "Bishop Investigated for 'Hate Crime' for Upsetting Humanist" from the UK's Christian Institute.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Encyclopaedia Britannica announces end of its print edition

Where did we get our modern calendar?

Read "Rest in Print, Britannica: Elegy for an Encyclopedia" by Albert Mohler.

Learn more about the history of the calendar.

Hour B, Segment 4

Kirk Cameron's Monumental

Learn more about the documentary Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure. It premieres March 27.

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for World News Group.

Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

March 17, 1766 — Faced with an outcry from the colonists in America, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, which taxed all forms of printed paper.

March 18, 1959 — President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill allowing for Hawaiian statehood. Hawaii joined the Union later that year.

March 19, 1979 — The U.S. House of Representatives begins televising its day-to-day business. Since then, gavel-to-gavel coverage of every House session has aired on C-SPAN.

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