08/24/2012 01:56 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

Watch: Probe Into Blair's Work to Save World Through Faith

Life after power has its inevitable fascination for journalists. The study I've been making of Tony Blair since he left the UK Premiership in 2007 hits the air this weekend on the PBS show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.

The work of his Tony Blair Faith Foundation -- with its idealistic aim of improving the world by getting its religions to work together rather than compete or fight -- is well worth examining.

Produced by myself working with Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Contributing Corresondent Lucky Severson, the project conducted interviews with Blair, with co-workers in the Foundation, and with critics -- as well as reviewing a telling case-history... the Foundation's on-the-ground work in Sierra Leone, to build efforts at cooperation between Muslims and Christians to combat malaria.

Get a taste of the the R&E NW investigation at its preview page.

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