Sept. 1, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Campaign 2012, RNC, Cal Thomas, Brian Mattson, ‘2016: Obama’s America,’ Wheaton Obamacare suit tossed, notable speech, summer vacation, Eric Tippin, Susan Olasky, Hope Award, History Book

Campaign 2012, Republican National Convention wrap-up, Cal Thomas on GOP nominee, Brian Mattson on 'Politics and Evangelical Theology,' Megan Basham on '2016: Obama's America,' the other Iranian revolution, Wheaton Obamacare suit tossed, Matthew Lee Anderson on soft despotism, the economy, Sen. Barry Goldwater at 1964 RNC, 'What I did on my summer vacation,' Eric Tippin, Susan Olasky on the Hope Award for Effective Compassion, History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Yahoo! news reporter fired for slurring Republicans on live webcast
Highlights from the Republican National Convention
Commentary: Cal Thomas on the GOP nominee

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage.

Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column on the RNC "Big boy (and girl) night."

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Hour A, Segment 2

An antidote for progressive political ideology: Brian Mattson on Politics and Evangelical Theology

Brian Mattson is a theologian and scholar, and he writes about culture and politics. His book Politics & Evangelical Theology will used by Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a project of Alliance Defending Freedom that trains future lawyers and rising young Christian leaders.

Read his recent article "Why conservatism needs the religious right."

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Hour A, Segment 3

At the movies: 2016: Obama's America a surprise hit

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of 2016: Obama's America "Filling a void."

Keep up with WORLD's election coverage.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Many Muslim converts to Christianity say Jesus appeared to them in dreams

Uwe Siemon-Netto, a long-time international journalist, is now executive director of the California-based Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life.

Read his recent article"The other Iranian revolution," written along with Matthias Pankau.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Wheaton Obamacare suit tossed
Commentary: Matthew Lee Anderson on the 'soft despotism' of the government's birth-control mandate

Leigh Jones is editor of WORLD on Campus, an online news website of WORLD News Group. Read her recent article "Wheaton HHS lawsuit dismissed."

Commentator Matthew Lee Anderson is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith (Bethany House). He blogs at MereOrthodoxy.com.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Pollster Scott Rasmussen handicaps Campaign 2012
Market in late-summer holding pattern, Bernanke speaks, job growth still lethargic

The latest Rasmussen Reports tracking poll is here.

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage.

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

A notable speech: Sen. Barry Goldwater at the 1964 Republican National Convention

You can read the entire transcript from Sen. Barry Goldwater's 1964 RNC acceptance speech here (PDF).

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Hour B, Segment 3

TW&E Feature: 'What I did on my summer vacation"
Commentary: Football games and worship services

This is the final segment in our summer-vacation series. Thanks to all who wrote to tell us about your most memorable vacation!

Commentator Eric Tippin is a blogger and musician in Newton, Kan. He blogs at TheInkSociety.net.

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Hour B, Segment 4

The International finalist in WORLD's seventh annual Effective Compassion contest

For more information about the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion and to vote, click here. Read WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky's article on the first ever international finalist Samaritan Strategy Africa.

Susan Olasky is lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Sept. 2, 1666—The Great Fire of London destroys 90 percent of the city's residences.

Sept. 1, 1939—World War II begins as Nazi Germany invades Poland.

Sept. 2, 1945—Japan formally surrenders in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II

September 1, 1957—At a massive rally in Times Square, Billy Graham concludes his 16-week evangelistic crusade in New York City that had been attended by nearly two million people.

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