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Francis of Assissi I


Lead: In 1210, responding to the prompting of a lay preacher, Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone (informally Francesco), Pope Innocent III established the Order of the Friars Minor. Francis of Assisi had the vehicle by which he could spread his message of sacrifice and salvation. Intro. : A Moment in

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Beria (Russia) III


Lead: After clawing his way to the top of the ailing Joseph Stalin's pyramid of bureaucratic terror, Lavrentiy Beria seemed set to succeed the maximum leader. Intro. A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: In 1938 Stalin brought him to Moscow after Beria had distinguished himself as the bloody

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Beria (Russia) II


Lead: Of the henchmen of Joseph Stalin, none struck fear in the hearts of Russians quite like Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Born of Georgian peasant stock in 1899, Beria became a Marxist sympathizer while attending technical college in Azerbaijan. At the fall

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