Kresta in the Afternoon – January 15, 2008 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – U.S. Congress hearing testimony on baseball's steroids era

    Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell told Congress today that Major League Baseball's players and owners must come together "in a well-planned, well-executed and sustained effort" to remove steroids from the national pastime. How badly has baseball been tarnished and how extensive is the steroids problem in other sports? We look at it with former Major League Ballplayer and 4-time All-Star Sal Bando.

    Second Topic – “Islamic Jesus” film hits Iranian movie screens

    Iranian filmmakers have released a movie on the life of Christ, as seen from an Islamic perspective. Jesus, God's Spirit is based upon the teachings of the Qur'an, which honors Jesus as a prophet but does not recognize Him as the Son of God. Director Nader Talebzadeh boasts that the completed film is "better than Mel Gibson's Passion" Irani's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is honorary patron of the film, which has a $50 million budget, the largest in the history of Iranian cinematography. We look at the film, its reception and the view of Jesus is Islam.

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