Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 12
4:00 – Touched by an Angel: Inspiration Collection - Holiday
Touched by an Angel was a television phenomenon. Executive Producer Martha Williamson made US television history as the second woman to ever solely executive produce two prime-time dramas simultaneously on American networks. She is certainly the first person ever to head two such programs that both blatantly honor God. After viewing the disastrous pilot for Touched by an Angel, no one believed that the show could be saved, but save it Martha did. Not only did she completely transform the program, her new version was the first religious drama to ever make it to top 10 in the ratings. Now we have the Touched by an Angel Holiday Inspirational Collection. Martha is here to discuss it.
4:20 –The Life of Harold Kletschka, M.D. - Father of the Artificial Heart
To Change the Heart of Man, the newest book by Dave Racer is a charming, dignified yet penetrating look into the life of a multidimensional man with a singular focus — to save lives. Driven by deep faith, a brilliant mind and insatiable scientific curiosity, Dr. Harold Kletschka made major medical and business innovations by humbly challenging the ‘status quo' and slaying the dragons of the establishment who greedily sought to devour his life saving work of developing the artificial heart. We talk about this man who consecrated his work on the invention of the artificial heart to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
5:00 – Health Care Reform: House Narrowly Passes Bill With Abortion Restrictions
The House on Saturday evening voted 220-215 to pass its health care reform bill after the chamber approved an amendment that would prohibit public AND private plans in new health insurance exchanges from covering abortion if they accept people who receive government subsidies. The amendment was introduced by Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) and passed with 64 Democratic votes and 176 Republican votes. Under the amendment, women with subsidized insurance policies seeking abortion coverage would be forced to buy separate abortion-only "riders" for their policies with their own money. The pro-abortion lobby is furious. Does that mean we should be elated? Leonard Nelson has the analysis.
5:20 – Direct to my Desk - Health Care Reform: The Catholic Argument