For those who have not seen the program, Tim’s character, Mike Baxter, runs a sporting goods store, The Outdoor Man, which is similar to The Bass Pro Shop. He is married and has three daughters, one was a teenage mother, the middle daughter is a less than scholarly beauty, and the youngest is a tom-boy and Mike’s favorite. There is a lot of play back and forth between him, his wife, and two of the daughters about politics, responsibility, and faith. As
dad, Mike takes a decidedly conservative
view on all matters and the program has been a hit with good ratings for six
Media Research Center
So why was it cancelled? Tuesday we’ll have Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center to discuss the how and whys of ABC’s decision to cancel its popular program.
Students for Life
In addition to Dan, we’ll have back Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life America to discuss a few new cases in which they have become involved. One concerns a Pennsylvania high school that refuses to allow students to form a pro-life club even though the students have met the requirements set down by the school. The other concerns a Fresno State University professor who continues to erase and remove pro-life messages the school permits on campus. Both have been the subject of previous blog articles that can be found here, and the second one here.
And we may have a big surprise in that we might have a new co-host for Deacon Mike. Sadly, as you recall, Gina Noll left the program due to conflicting time commitments and we had to say good-by last week. So, does Deacon Mike have a new co-host? Check in Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. to find out on Faith On Trial: 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com; FOT can also be heard on our downloadable app which you can get at the App Store. FOT is re-broadcast at 9 p.m. (all times Central) and podcasts of earlier programs can be found here.
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