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August 28, 2008

Restoring Faith In Georgia

RESTORING FAITH IN GEORGIA

U.S. naval ships carrying aid for displaced Georgians continue to avoid ports where Russian troops are operating. The leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia is speaking out about the violence in hopes of attracting more humanitarian aid. Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili is based in the UK, but traveled back to his homeland to see the tensions and devastation firsthand. He was overwhelmed with stories of terror, rape and humiliation. He tells Dick Gordon how he transformed his anger towards Vladamir Putin into hope for his people.

JFK AND THE TRAIN

The Democratic National Convention ends today, but not without a few comparisons made between Barack Obama and John F. Kennedy.  Thaine Allison remembers the DNC when John F. Kennedy was the star. It was the summer of 1960. Thaine was 21 and working on freight trains. He was one of a small group of train operators standing near the tracks when Kennedy's train had to make an unexpected stop. The impromptu meeting with JFK was life-altering for Thaine.

 


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