God and Government

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When George W. Bush declared that June 10th of this year was Jesus Day in Texas, he didn't attract much attention. But what first seemed harmlessly ceremonial looks different to some in the light of his presidential nomination. Democrat Al Gore shares Bush's Baptist faith. But Gore has raised the issue of religion in a different way, by naming the first Jew to a national ticket. But was it also a political trump-card against George W. Bush, whose open profession of Christianity has been part of his promise to "restore dignity" to the White House? We'll talk today about religion in the Presidential campaign.
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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton