It is Friday, the lightest news day of the week, so a couple of otherwise non-newsworthy conventions qualified for coverage. As part of its continuing Coming Home series, NBC picked the Coalition to Salute American Heroes in Orlando. Mark Potter reiterated challenges-- speech impediments, crushed bones, scars from burns, wheelchair paralysis--facing disabled military veterans.
For CBS' series Wired for Faith, Sandra Hughes went to Anaheim for a trade show for Christian youth ministers. That old-school "Bible and a guitar" routine no longer cuts it. Preachers for teenagers now have to go hi-tech, including "Jesus-with-a-joystick" videogames and myspace.com messages. Prerecorded sermons for iPods are called Godcasts.
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