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Faith and the Presidency, 'Falling in Love with Joseph Smith,' and More
October 25, 2012
Summary: The public and private faiths of America's presidents, an atheist and a Catholic reflect on their vote for president, and 'Falling in Love with Joseph Smith.'
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The Public and Private Faith of America's Presidents October 25, 2012
Every American President has professed some kind of religious faith – at least in public. We look back on some of the inner spiritual struggles of our forty-four Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln's conflict with slavery to Harry Truman's prayer before dropping the Atom bomb. This week: A glimpse inside the minds and souls of the men who have led our country.

Darren Grinder and Steve Shaw, authors of The Presidents and Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama
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Voter Voices: Deirdre Folley and Hemant Mehta October 25, 2012
Pundits can speculate endlessly about who will win the presidency, but ultimately it's the voters who decide the outcome. Two individuals tell us how religion and politics intersect in their own lives.

Hemant Mehta, an atheist voter from Chicago
Deirdre Folley, a Catholic voter from Rockville, MD

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Falling in Love with Joseph Smith October 25, 2012
When Jane Barnes signed on to write the script for PBS' The Mormons, she had never met a Mormon, and knew nothing about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As she buried herself in her research, she became mesmerized by the church’s plucky founder, Joseph Smith.

Jane Barnes, author of Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet