Sept. 8, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Coverage of the DNC, plus book reviews, home-video suggestions, and commentary from Cal Thomas, Andrée Seu Peterson and humorist Albin Sadar

Democratic National Convention wrap-up, Democrats and abortion, welfare expert Robert Rector on the claims that the Obama administration is gutting welfare reform, vote for the winner of the Hope Award for Effective Compassion, video reviews from Phil Boatwright, Paul Kengor on his book 'The Communist,' Andrée Seu Peterson on extrapolating from Scripture, 'Are you better off than four years ago?' unemployment stays steady, the Book Nook, financially unsustainable colleges, humorist Albin Sadar, History Book, and more.

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Hour A, Segment 1

DNC wrap-up
Democrats cloak abortion advocacy under 'women's health'

Keep up with WORLD's Campaign 2012 coverage here.

Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated columnist. Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

For more WORLD News Group coverage of the Democratic National Convention, read "The Israel question," "Circa Clinton," and "'More than a few years.'"

Marissa Cope is the director of marketing, communications and research for Heroic Media, a pro-life advertising company.

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political action committee in Washington D.C.

Steven Ertelt is founder and editor of LifeNews.com, where he and his team cover news for the pro-life community.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Fact check: Any truth behind GOP's claim that Obama is gutting welfare reform?
Help us choose the winner of the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Robert Rector is a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is a leading authority in poverty, welfare and immigration.

For more on the welfare-reform story, read "Welfare work debate" by WORLD News Group's Edward Lee Pitts.

Learn more about each of the finalists in the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion. Voting is open through September 30. (To cast your vote, click the "Vote Now" button here.)

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home video reviews: Escape and The Nutty Professor

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).

Read his online review of Escape.

Watch a scene from Jerry Lewis' 1963 film The Nutty Professor.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Author interview: Paul Kengor on his book The Communist

Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor (Mercury Ink, 2012).

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Hour A, Segment 5

Andrée Seu Peterson commentary: Extrapolating from what we know about God

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

Read "Powerful inferences," her recent column on which this commentary is based.

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Hour B, Segment 1

'Are you better off than four years ago?'
Lackluster job growth in the U.S., central bank bond buying in Europe
Author interview: Robert Sirico on Defending the Free Market

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

Robert Sirico is a Catholic priest and co-founder of the Acton Institute, a non-profit think-tank. He is the author of Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy (Regnery Publishing, 2012).

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Hour B, Segment 2

A notable speech: Gov. Robert Casey on the Democratic Party and abortion

Watch the full video of Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey's 1992 speech at the Notre Dame University Law School. Gov. Casey died in 2000.

For more-current information, read Steven Ertelt's recent article "Democratic platform 'opposes any effort' to limit abortion" and "The Tragic Extinction of the Pro-Life Democrats" from TheWeeklyStandard.com.

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Hour B, Segment 3

The TW&E Book Nook: Crime novels

Susan Olasky is the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group. Read her column featuring recent crime novels, published in the August 11 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Are colleges on a financially unsustainable path?
Humorist Albin Sadar: Back-to-school daze

Bonnie Pritchett is a freelance reporter for WORLD News Group. Read her recent article "Out of context" on the recent study on the financial sustainability of many colleges and universities.

Humorist Albin Sadar lives in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

TW&E History Book

Sept. 9 1884—Former Rep. John R. Lynch of Mississippi presides over the Republican National Convention in Chicago and delivers the keynote address, making him the first African American to deliver a keynote address at a national political convention.

Sept. 8, 1935—U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long, the "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, is shot at the state capitol building in Baton Rouge; he dies two days later.

Sept. 9, 1942—During World War II, a Japanese plane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

Sept. 9, 1956—Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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