Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
GenreEthics, religious and spirituality news
Presented byBob Abernethy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Washington, D.C.
Running time30 minutes
Original networkPBS
Original releaseOctober 3, 1997 –
February 24, 2017
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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly was an American weekly television news-magazine program which aired on PBS.

History and content[edit]

Premiering in 1997, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly was devoted to news of religion and spirituality, along with major ethical issues.[1] The program explored the top moral questions facing the country and profiles notable people and groups in the world of religion and ethics.[2] As of February, 2017 the series has been canceled.[3]

Production and distribution[edit]

It had been produced by Thirteen/WNET in New York City, New York, since its premiere, and was filmed on location worldwide. The main studio was in downtown Washington, D.C., in the same building as Reuters news agency.

The program was distributed to PBS stations nationwide.


The program was hosted by journalist Bob Abernethy.


  1. ^ Steinfels, Peter (1997-10-18). "Beliefs". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  2. ^ "About the Series | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly". PBS. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Canceled After 20-Year Run". RenewCanceltV. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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