Central PA Bishop on PBS

I knew nothing of this project until I received the following press release. Unfortunately it is only on HD stations, so I will not be able to see it. Let me know how it is. (Sounds like a curious project to me.)

Bishop Baxter Participates in Dialogues in Democracy – January 4 on PBS

Last fall, McNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces The News Hour with Jim Lehrer for PBS, invited Bishop Baxter to participate in their latest project, Dialogues in Democracy. The program is part of McNeil/Lehrer’s series By the People—a special project to bring the views of informed, “ordinary” citizens to a national discussion on the important issues of the day.

Bishop Baxter spent November 8-11 in Williamsburg, VA, with approximately 50 other citizens who have made unique contributions to American life and society. The final convocation, at which thoughts on the drafting of a “Declaration of Citizenship for the 21st Century” were debated, took place in Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol in the Hall of the House of Burgesses, where the founding generation produced the first comprehensive Declaration of Rights.

The one-hour broadcast program created from this event will air on Public Television’s HDTV digital stations on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10pm. Stations carrying the program in Pennsylvania include WITF/Harrisburg, WQED/Pittsburgh, and WPSU/State College. The program will also be broadcast on Maryland Public Television.

More information on the By the People project is available at:

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