Moral Side of the News
One of the longest running broadcasts in America
The Moral Side of the News is one of the longest running public affairs programs in American broadcast history. It’s first broadcast was May 14, 1952 on 840 WHAS and WHAS-TV.
Each week, a panel of clergy from diverse faiths discuss current affairs and give their unique moral perspectives.
The Moral Side of the News 30-minute television show is seen Sunday at 5:30am on WHAS-TV (11.1) and heard Sunday at 8:30pm on Newsradio 840 WHAS. Other iHeart Media radio outlets also carry the program.
Here’s the entire broadcast schedule:
The Faith Channel (Spectrum Cable digital channels 19, 96.9 or 279)
The WHAS Crusade for Children Advisory Council
The WHAS Crusade for Children has been tied to the Moral Side of the News from the very beginning. Moral Side panel members are part of the WHAS Crusade Advisory Council. This independent board of interdenominational ministers decides how donations are distributed each year. They volunteer their time ensuring that 100 percent of your donation to the Crusade directly improves the lives of children with special needs.
Representatives from agencies, schools and hospitals apply for grants and appear before the council during grant hearings held each spring. Once the hearings are complete, the advisory council determines which agencies receive Crusade donations.
Since agency grant requests far exceed donations to the Crusade each year, the advisory council has difficult decisions to make.
Moral Side of the News Panelists
Four or five panelists rotate onto each week’s show moderated by John Blim of the WHAS Crusade for Children staff.
Rev. Harriett Akins-Banman
Centenary United Methodist Church
New Albany, Indiana
Dr. Charles Burton
Second Baptist Church
Rev. Clay Calloway
West Louisville Ministers Coalition
Rev. Jason Crosby
Crescent Hill Baptist Church
Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson
St Peter’s United Church of Christ
President & CEO of MOLO Village CDC
Father Joe Graffis
Retired – Archdiocese of Louisville
Rev. Dr. Kilen Gray
Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
Father Bill Hammer
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
Rev. David Harkleroad
South Point Church
New Albany, Indiana
Rev. Sally McClain
Retired – Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
Rabbi Emeritus Stanley Miles
Retired – Temple Shalom
Rabbi Gaylia Rooks
Rev. Daniel Corrie Shull
Burnett Avenue Baptist Church
Dr. John Slider
Breckenridge Chapel, Free Methodist
Father Tony Smith
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Father John Stoltz
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley, Kentucky
Dr. Marian Taylor
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church
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