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This week's Deseret News Sunday Edition on KSL-TV focuses on faith, families and Jeremy Lin

Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:03 p.m. MDT

Deseret News Sunday Edition with Dave McCann.
 (KSL-TV) Deseret News Sunday Edition with Dave McCann. (KSL-TV)

On this week's Deseret New Sunday Edition, Deseret News reporters sat down to discuss the topics of the American family, religious leaders and the government shutdown, and "Linsanity," the faith-filled documentary about the NBA's Jeremy Lin.

The Deseret News Sunday Edition runs weekly on KSL-TV at 9 a.m. on Sundays and highlights six areas of editorial emphasis: family, faith in the community, excellence in education, values in media and culture, causes related to helping the poor and financial responsibility.

Each week, the program goes in-depth on these topics to bring you insights from voices around the country.

During the first segment of the show, Deseret News reporters Lois Collins and Marjorie Cortez discussed their special report on Fragile Families and the state of the American family. Brad Wilcox, who heads the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, also visited with Deanie Wimmer about trends in society that are harming children and families.

The second segment Sunday focused on the federal government shutdown and the role religious leaders are playing in speaking out about the shutdown and its effects. Reverend Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, discussed how the most vulnerable are being injured by the shutdown, while Joel Osteen, the pastor of the largest church in America, also shared his thoughts on the subject.

During the summer, Texas passed a controversial abortion statute that bans abortion after 20 weeks. This law, and the scientific debate over when a fetus begins to perceive pain, was also discussed on this Sunday's program. Eric Schulzke, who has been covering the topic for the Deseret News, sat down with Dave McCann to explore the issue.

To round off this week's show, Deseret News writer Jamshid Ghazi Askar discussed the faith-filled documentary "Linsanity." The documentary, which played at the Sundance Film Festival eight months ago, is finally arriving in theaters, and has opened nationally in seven major media markets. Although the documentary follows NBA player Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise on the basketball court, Askar explains that the movie has much more to do with faith than sports.

Join McCann each Sunday on the Deseret News Sunday Edition at 9 a.m. on KSL-TV as he covers issues that matter to your family.

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