Kresta in the Afternoon – November 11, 2009 – Hour 2

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    Topic One – When Hell Was in Session

    On this Veteran’s Day, Admiral Jeremiah Denton, the senior American officer to serve as a Vietnam POW, tells the amazing story of the almost eight years he survived as a POW in North Vietnam. In 1966, he appeared on a television interview from prison and blinked the word 'torture' in Morse Code, confirming for the world that atrocities were taking place in the Hanoi Hilton. And while in prison, he acted as the senior officer and looked after the morale of his troops at great risk to himself. After his release in 1973, Denton was promoted to rear admiral and in 1980 won election to the United States Senate where he worked with President Reagan to fight communism in Latin America. Admiral Denton tells his story.

    Topic Two – A Catholic View of Literary Classics – Part 7 of 10: Pride and Prejudice

    We continue our 10-week series examining Classic Literature from a Catholic perspective. Acclaimed literary biographer Christopher Blum is one of the editors of the Ignatius Critical Editions and will be our guide. We will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer choice, enabling educators, students, and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. Today, we examine Pride and Prejudice.

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