Monday, October 12, 2009

Today on Kresta - Oct. 12, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 12

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Columbus Day: Christopher Columbus the Franciscan
He led four expeditions to the New World, but never accomplished his original goal--to find a western ocean route to Asia. Instead, Christopher Columbus ushered in a new era in world history by opening up the Americas to exploration. On this Columbus Day, we find out more about Christopher Columbus the Franciscan. Kay Brigham is our guide.

4:40 – Mother of Columbine Shooter Speaks
After the Columbine school massacre – the 1999 shooting that left more than a dozen students dead in their Colorado high school – we heard nothing from the parents of the shooters. Neither the Klebod nor Harris families wanted to speak about what their sons had done. Now, all these years later, the mother of Dylan Klebold, Susan Klebold, has written an essay for Oprah’s O Magazine. We talk with Columbine expert Dave Cullen.

5:00 – Kresta Comments

5:20 – Graphic Images of Abortion: A History and an Argument

Most abortion advocates decry the use of graphic abortion photos as unfair and manipulative. "Shock value" has no place in the abortion debate, they might argue. In reality, abortion images are no more shocking than the act of abortion itself. The pictures, in fact, are far less shocking than seeing an abortion take place in person. This topic got front page coverage in the New York Times over the weekend and the centerpiece of the interview, Dr. Monica Miller, is with us.

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