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On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holidayi
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December 27, 2013 3:00 AM
This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holiday

Published December 26, 2013

This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

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This Week's Program:

THE  ASIA  PIVOT
The United States says it wants to "rebalance" foreign relations with Asia, elevating the region's geo-political importance.  The Administration says economics are the key to closer relations, but could military tensions get in the way?  "The Asia Pivot", next ON THE LINE.
GUESTS  
Charles E. Morrison: President, East-West Center, Hawaii
Gregory Poling: Fellow - Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ely Ratner: Senior Fellow & Deputy Director - Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security