RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Find the common thread in the following items:
-- The numerous "newsmagazines" on American television carry little actual news, but attract legions of viewers with their dramatic stories of real people in crisis.
-- "Uncle Tom's Cabin" helped start a war -- and end American slavery.
-- The "Left Behind" end-times novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins are huge bestsellers, drawing millions of readers to consider biblical themes.
-- When a teen-age gunman walked into ... Read More