ELLEN JOHNSON ON CBS EARLY SHOW
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008
Exorcism, Bronze Age Superstition, Beelzebub & More!
ELLEN JOHNSON, President of American Atheists, will be the guest on
the CBS television network news program “The Early Show” airing
nationwide this Monday, February 25, 2008.
Hosted by veteran newscasters Harry Smith and Julie Chen, this
segment will examine the resurgence of Exorcism, a religious rite
which claims to “cast out” demons and devils who supposedly afflict
human beings. The practice was popularized by the 1973 hit
movie “The Exorcist” based on the novel by William Peter Blatty.
Recently, the Roman Catholic Church under Pope Ratzinger-Benedict has
placed new emphasis on the superstition, and is training squads of
professional exorcists to confront the imaginary Beelzebub and his
Ms. Johnson, a veteran Atheist and First Amendment activist usually
comments in the media on serious topics such as political and social
policy. She may just burst into laughter, though, when asked about
the topic of Exorcism.
Check local listings on this 2-hour daily program. The Early Show
generally airs 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM local time. We do not know exactly
when during Monday’s program the segment with Ellen Johnson will be
WHO & WHAT: Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists
WHERE: CBS News program “The Early Show,” Monday February 25, 2008—
airs 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, check local lists.
MORE INFO: http://www.cbsnews. com/sections/ earlyshow/ main500202. shtml
(AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a nationwide movement that defends civil rights
for Atheists, Freethinkers and other nonbelievers; works for the
total separation of church and state; and addresses issues of First
Amendment public policy.)