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WMU religious expert on national TV this weekend

April 11, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- A noted Western Michigan University religious historian will be featured Easter weekend on a national television program that explores the debate surrounding the resurrection of Jesus.

Dr. Paul L. Maier, the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, appears in a program titled "Who Is This Jesus: Is He Risen?" which will air on a number of stations around West Michigan and Northwestern Indiana this Friday through Sunday, April 13 through 15. Maier is among some of the world's leading historians, theologians and scholars who were interviewed for the one-hour program. Co-hosted by Dean Jones and Dr. D. James Kennedy, the program examines the claims and counterclaims surrounding the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is a sequel to an earlier program titled "Who is this Jesus?" that was broadcast in December.

Below are the times, dates and stations on which the program will air in West Michigan and Northern Indiana. Consult local listings for times on other television stations. Additional broadcasting information is available on the program's Web site at <www.whoisthisjesus.com>.

9 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 7 a.m., Sunday, April 15, on WZZM-TV, Channel 13, an ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 15, on the TBN network, airing on Channel 24 in Kalamazoo, Channel 59 in Jackson, Mich., Channel 69 in Lansing, Mich., Channel 54 in Muskegon, Mich., and Channel 67 in Elkhart, Ind.

7 a.m. Sunday, April 15, on WSYM, Channel 47 in Lansing, Mich.

7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, on WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend, Ind.

9 p.m. Sunday, April 15 on WLLA, Channel 64 in Kalamazoo.

In addition, Maier also appears in U.S. News & World Reports' April 16 cover story on "The Triumph of Christianity." Comments from Maier and scholars from Princeton, Harvard and Cambridge are included in the story by Jeffrey L. Sheier. A member of the WMU Department of History for three decades, Maier is a noted religious scholar who has published 15 books in a dozen languages.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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