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    Executive Editor and Host

    Veteran television news correspondent Bob Abernethy is the executive editor and host of RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, which he developed and created for PBS in 1997 and is now marking its 12th season on the air. More

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    Executive Producer

    Arnold Labaton is an award-winning producer and executive with more than 40 years experience in television production and management. More

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    Managing Editor and Correspondent

    Kim Lawton is an award-winning reporter, producer, writer and editor who has worked in broadcast media and print for more than 20 years covering religion, ethics, and culture. More

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    Contributing Correspondent

    Fred de Sam Lazaro is director of the Under-Told Stories Project, a program that combines teaching and international journalism, and a senior distinguished fellow at the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. More

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    Contributing Correspondent

    Tim O’Brien is an attorney and an award-winning journalist whose achievements include covering the U.S. Supreme Court for ABC News for more than 22 years. He is a recognized expert on the court, its justices, and the development of a generation of constitutional law. More

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    Contributing Correspondent

    Deborah Potter is a veteran reporter, anchor, and journalism trainer who spent 16 years as a correspondent for CBS News and CNN. She is executive director of NewsLab, a nonprofit journalism resource center in Washington, D.C., which she founded in 1998. More

  • Contributing Correspondent

    Award-winning journalist and acclaimed author Betty Rollin began her television career in 1973 as a correspondent for NBC NEWS where she reported on human interest stories for TODAY and NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, including a series on the American Indians of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, which won both the Alfred I. duPont and Emmy Award. More

  • Contributing Correspondent

    Lucky Severson is an Emmy award-winning correspondent and producer with more than 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism. Until 2003, he served as correspondent and anchor for SECRETS OF THE SEQUENCE, a weekly news magazine series that aired over public television stations nationwide. More

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    Contributing Correspondent

    Judy Valente is an award-winning journalist and a published poet. She served as a staff writer for The Washington Post and at The Wall Street Journal in the Chicago and London bureaus. She was twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist — most recently in 1993 — for her front page story in The Wall Street Journal chronicling the life of a Midwest father caring for his son dying of AIDS. Her articles have also appeared in People and Parade magazines. More

  • Contributing Correspondent

    Saul Gonzalez is a reporter and producer for KCET-TV, the PBS affiliate in Los Angeles. He has widely contributed to public television for more than 15 years. Gonzalez began his broadcast career as a news researcher at KCET following his graduation from UCLA. More

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    Contributing Correspondent and Producer

    David Tereshchuk is a print, broadcasting, and Internet journalist originally from Britain and now based in New York. He was a producer and correspondent reporting throughout the world for the ITV network in London, and he also wrote for newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Observer. More