Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Worth Noting on TV

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* TUESDAY

Nightly Business Report (Public stations - please check local listings for days and times): China is not only the world's most populous nation, but it also has the world's fastest-growing economy, after some 40 years of economic semi-isolation. In a three-part series airing nightly through Thursday, this program visits China to see what impact the growth is having on the Chinese people's standard of living. It also considers the future of the Chinese way of life as business evolves there. * WEDNESDAY

The Cronkite Report (The Discovery Channel, 10-11 p.m.): School prayer, the Christian right wing, separation of church and state, the African-American Christian church - these and other aspects of Christianity in the United States today are the subject of "Christianity Reborn: Prayer and Politics."

As usual, the latest installment of this documentary series has the advantage of host Walter Cronkite's authority and credibility. Christianity that "unites religious fervor with political agendas" is how he describes the program's topic, and in exploring the movement, Cronkite visits churches in Atlanta, Chicago, and Kansas, and pays special attention to Evangelicalism. …

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