Nov. 17, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Coverage of Obamacare and the food stamp surge, churches stepping up to aid storm victims, and a notable speech by Vice President Spiro Agnew, plus film and book reviews, and commentary from Cal Thomas and John Stonestreet

Benghazi update, Cal Thomas, food stamp surge, Marvin Olasky on SNAP, disaster relief on Staten Island, R.A. Dickey awarded 2012 National League Cy Young Award, Phil Boatwright with home video reviews, Eric Metaxas, Commentator John Stonestreet on Hispanic voters and the GOP, Dr. Betsy McCaughey on decoding Obamacare, Warren Cole Smith on markets and the economy, Mojave Cross re-dedicated, Notable Speech, Susan Olasky on novels for light reading, J.C. Derrick reviews Lincoln, The History Book, and more

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Benghazi update: GOP seeks Watergate-style select investigating committee
Commentator Cal Thomas: What now for the GOP?

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Food stamp use surges to another record high
Marvin Olasky on the growth of SNAP
Staten Island churches doing 'heavy work' of disaster relief
R.A. Dickey wins National League Cy Young Award

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report on the Supplemental Nutrional Assistance Program (SNAP) shows that food stamp use has surged to its highest level ever, with 47.1 million enrollees.

Evangelical churches on Staten Island are working together to gather and dispense much needed supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

R.A. Dickey was awarded the 2012 National League Cy Young Award. Read the report by WORLD editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky titled "Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey's double story."

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home-video reviews: Secret of the Wings and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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

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Hour A, Segment 4

Eric Metaxas: 'Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving'

Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Thomas Nelson, 2010), as well as the children's book, Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving (Thomas Nelson, 2012).

His latest book, just released, is No Pressure, Mr. President! The Power Of True Belief In A Time Of Crisis (Thomas Nelson).

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator John Stonestreet on Hispanic voters and the GOP

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

Click here for an infographic on Hispanics and faith, based on a study conducted by Barna Research Group.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Decoding Obamacare
Stock market slide and the 'fiscal cliff'

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

Dr. Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Governor of New York State, is the the author of Decoding the Obama Health Law: What You Need to Know (Paperless Publishing LLC, 2012).

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column ʺSigns and Wonders.ʺ

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: Vice President Spiro Agnew on the credibility gap in network TV news

Vice President Agnew presented this speech criticizing national network television news on Nov. 13, 1969, in Des Moines, Iowa. A transcript of the full speech is here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Book Nook: Novels for light reading

Susan Olasky is the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group. Read her reviews here.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Film review: Lincoln
An actor-interpretation of the Gettysburg Address

J.C. Derrick reports for WORLD News Group from Washington D.C. The website for Lincoln is here.

President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19, 1863. Learn more about the late actor Royal Dano.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Nov. 18, 1961—President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 U.S. military advisors to South Vietnam.

Nov. 18, 1978—At the direction of cult leader Jim Jones, hundreds of his follower's commit suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. More than 200 children who were part of the community were murdered.

Nov. 19, 1998—As the House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr lays out his evidence against the president.

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Nov. 17, 2012
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