Friday, December 21, 2007

CNN’s Roland Martin Hosts Holiday Edition of ‘What Would Jesus Really Do?'

CNN Pressroom - With all of the recent debate on religion in politics, CNN's Roland Martin hosts a holiday edition of “What Would Jesus Really Do?” as he takes a look at the presidential political landscape to ponder how Jesus Christ might respond. “What Would Jesus Really Do?” airs on Friday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. (ET)

For the special, Martin turns to a star panel of theologians and the Best Political Team in Television to apply the question to the war in Iraq, gay rights, immigration, abortion, healthcare, the economy and more. A CNN "Quick Vote Poll" solicits viewer opinion on whether Jesus would be a Republican, Democrat or an independent.

Martin also guides a discussion about the commercialization of Christmas and whether the holy day has been “holi-jacked.” He also examines how Hindus, atheists, Muslims, Jews and people of other faiths fare during the Christmas season.

This is the third special Martin has hosted for CNN on faith. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and a Chicago-based radio host, Martin joined CNN in February. He is also a commentator for TV One Cable Network and hosts The Roland S. Martin Show on WVON/1690AM in Chicago each weekday. He is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America.

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