Angels

December 25, 2005
(was 12.26.2004)

"Every time a bell rings, an Angel gets its wings." At this time of year you're likely to hear that line over and over again, as Jimmy Stewart plows through "It's a Wonderful Life." But he's not the only one who's seen an angel - in or out of the movies. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, angel stories of all kinds - from the Catholic church to Jewish legend and folklore.

  1. David Edelstein on Angels in Movies

    Film critic David Edelstein talks with Jim Fleming about angels in the movies, and we hear lots of examples.

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  2. Dean Hamer on "The God Gene"

    Dean Hamer tells Steve Paulson about the gene that regulates brain activity that we perceive as an affinity for spiritual matters.

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  3. Shelley Mitchell on "Talking with Angels"

    Shelley Mitchell has created a one-woman play called "Talking with Angels."  She talks with Anne Strainchamps about the play and the historical incident and book on which it's based.

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  4. Howard Schwartz on "The Tree of Souls"

    Howard Schwartz talks with Anne Strainchamps about the angel traditions in Judaism, and the many angelic appearances in Hebrew literature.

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  5. Sophy Burnham Reading from "Book of Angels"

    Sophy Burnham tells a few stories from her “Book of Angels.”

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