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Fordham Sponsors Award-Winning Religious Program

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

Beginning Saturday, August 19, Fordham University will be a proud sponsor of the award-winning PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. The half-hour weekly newsmagazine debuted in 1997, and is hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy. The national program airs locally on WNET Channel 13 at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. Among its many accolades, the program has won multiple Gracie Allen Awards from American Women in Radio & Television and multiple Gabriel Awards from the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals. The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Finally something intelligent on TV about religion.”

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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