Clarification On Monday's Pat Boone Story

Singer Pat Boone and his new line of meat products were profiled on Monday's Morning Edition. The singer talked about donating money to conservative causes. Mercy Corp was listed as one of the charities. Mercy Corp asked us to make it clear that its humanitarian work is non-political and non-religious.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Quick clarification, if you don't mind this morning. Think of this as almost the last word in business. We reported yesterday on Pat Boone's new line of meat products. He said he's donating to what he described as conservative causes and joked of becoming the conservative Paul Newman. One of Boone's charities is Mercy Corps, which aids the needy overseas.

After our broadcast, Mercy Corps asked us to clarify that their humanitarian work is non-political and not affiliated with a religious group.

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