Kresta in the Afternoon – February 20, 2017 – Hour 1

+  The Faith of Donald Trump (Special show open)

  • Description: We can't talk about the faith of the presidency without looking at Donald Trump. Although the majority of media attention at the National Prayer Breakfast was focused on his so-called taunting of Arnold Schwarzenegger, he also had several eloquent moments in his speech. Before we go to our discussion with Gary, we'll sit down with Paul Kengor.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is the Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College and a Visiting Fellow at Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace. He's the author of many books and a frequent public speaker and contributor to TV and radio news. Visit
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+  The Faith of the Presidency (3 segments)

  • Description: In the wake of the 2004 election, pundits were shocked at exit polling that showed that 22% of voters thought 'moral values' was the most important issue at stake. People on both sides of the political divide believed this was the key to victory for George W. Bush, who professes a deep and abiding faith in God. Gary Scott Smith joins us for our Presidents’ Day Special as we take two hours to look at the faith lives of our most influential presidents.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gary Scott Smith
      Gary Scott Smith is Chair of the History Department at Grove City College. He is the author of numerous books on history and religion including Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush, and Heaven in the American Imagination.
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