May 26, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Memorial Day: Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns, Civil War battles, Patrick Henry, D-Day, war movies, ‘Taps,’ religiously themed war memorials - plus, Catholics sue Obama administration, the ‘fiscal cliff,’ Romney’s education vision

A special Memorial Day program: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns, the 150th anniversary of 'Taps,' Newt Gingrich on the history of Arlington National Cemetery, Ronald Reagan on D-Day, Marvin Olasky on Civil War battles, recovering the meaning of Memorial Day, Patrick Henry's call to arms, the battle with secularists over religiously themed war memorials, and great war movies. Plus, 43 Catholic institutions sue the Obama administration, Uncle Sam heads for a 'fiscal cliff,' Mitt Romney's education vision, The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

43 Catholic institutions file lawsuits to stop Obamacare contraceptive mandate
Report: U.S. government heading toward a 'fiscal cliff'
The secularist battle to remove religiously themed war memorials

WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz has additional details on the legal actions taken by the Catholic institutions in "Coordinated effort."

Read "Economic Effects of Reducing the Fiscal Restraint That Is Scheduled to Occur in 2013" (PDF) from the Congressional Budget Office.

Learn more about the ongoing legal battles over various war memorials in this news release from Liberty Institute. Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Memorial Day—the Civil War: When Americans fought Americans

Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

Learn more about how the National Park Service is observing the 150th anniversary of The Civil War.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns

Visit the website of Arlington National Cemetery.

Newt Gingrich served in the U.S. Congress from 1979 to 1999. He was speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. Learn more about the audio edition of his book, Rediscovering God in America (Oasis Audio).

Go here for more details about the Tomb of Unknown Soldier and those who guard the tomb.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Memorial Day: Honoring the men of D-Day

Read the full text of President Ronald Reagan's June 6, 1984, address commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Have we forgotten what Memorial Day is about?

Commentator Robert D. Stuart is a former U.S. Marine Corps officer and Vietnam veteran.

Stuart is the founder of Colorado-based Proclamation Ministries and is currently serving as interim pastor of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, Mo.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Mitt Romney's vision for American education
Taming public-sector unions as a deficit-fighting strategy
Market treads water, Facebook stumbles

Read Mitt Romney's education plan, "A Chance for Every Child" (PDF).

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

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Hour B, Segment 2

Memorial Day: America's first call to arms—in 1775

Historian Thomas S. Kidd is the author of Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (Basic Books, 2011).

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Hour B, Segment 3

Memorial Day: Notable films about war—and its aftermath

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

Learn more about The Longest Day and The Best Years of Our Lives.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Memorial Day: The 150th anniversary of 'Taps'

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva served for 23 years as a bugler at Arlington National Cemetery. He is the founder of TapsBugler.com

Learn more about the 150th Anniversary of Taps.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

May 26, 1521—Catholic monk Martin Luther is declared an outlaw and his writings are banned by the Edict of Worms issued in Worms, Germany.

May 26, 1868—The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal, as the U.S. Senate falls one vote short of the two-thirds supermajority required for conviction.

May 28, 1937—The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is officially opened. Learn more about the 75th Anniversary observance.

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