“Kresta in the Afternoon” – October 7, 2014 – Hour 1

+  A Quick Word: Orthodox Jews and Creationism

  • Description: In the 2nd Century AD, Rabbi Jose Ben Halafta declared that the world was created on October 7, 3761 B.C. This is a belief still held by many Orthodox Jews, who deny any scientific proof that the world is billions of years old. Al looks into the foundations of this belief.
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    • Kresta Comments

+  Kresta Comments: We Are in a “De-Familied” Society

  • Description: Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, recently commented on the disintegration of the family worldwide. Marriage and parenthood are not valued as they once were and the numbers of people living alone are on the rise. This issue is being addressed at the Vatican Synod. Al discusses the causes of these trends and how they can be combated.
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+  Cosby: His Life and Times

  • Description: Thirty years ago this fall, a new sitcom called The Cosby Show premiered. The show starred the legendary stand-up comedian and dominated TV ratings for most of its run. We are joined by Mark Whitaker, who extensively interviewed Bill Cosby and more than 60 of his closes friends and family for his book “Cosby: His Life and Times.” Whitaker gives us an in-depth look at the remarkable past behind this beloved comedian
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    • Mark Whitaker

      Mark Whitaker is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, My Long Trip Home. The former managing editor of CNN Worldwide, he was previously the Washington bureau chief for NBC News and a reporter and editor at Newsweek, where he rose to become the first African-American leader of a national newsweekly.

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+  Cosby: His Life and Times (continued)

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