So many people of so many religious backgrounds were moved by the outpouring of love and grief - the millions who descended on Rome and tens of millions more who watched that moment in history unfold on television - their letters and e-mails told us they were looking for more programming about how to better handle the ethical challenges that face us every day.
Was it possible that a television program could help them live life in a more ethical way?
In the absence of any set guidelines as to how to handle things, we could do worse than fall back on the old maxim of “do as you would be done by”.
By showing others the same level of integrity we’d like them to show to us, we can at least keep a clear conscience – and of course, there’s always the hope that they will return the favor.
In addition, we won’t inundate you with large annoying flashing ads.
It is our goal to make editorial coverage a priority and to make sure your experience with us is a positive one.
In the 1880 to 1937 period, the global temperature variance was consistently below zero Celsius.This isn't the kind of topic we necessarily thought to tackle when the "Ethical Edge" was first imagined.This series is an outgrowth of a huge response to MSNBC's coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II.This weekend, they take on the very thorny issue of "relationship ethics".Can spending a lot of time on the internet constitute "cheating? When people of different faiths marry, how should you raise the kids? Relationships have always been tricky; modern life and technology have arguably made them even trickier.