Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Mormons, on PBS

Through perusing the PBS webpage and at the urging of good friends, I became aware of this independant 2 day documentary "The Mormons" , that will be shown on PBS April 30 - May 1

I invite all to watch and perhaps learn more of the LDS people. The website also contains links to a press release and also a "companion Web site with--

Frequently asked questions and answers about the intricacies of the Mormon religion, its core tenets, its history, growth and controversies, and its contemporary issues and realities;

An interactive map on the Mormons' westward trek;

Profiles of key people and events in Mormon history;

The extended interviews with leaders and members of the church, leading writers and historians, and supporters and critics;

The major themes explored in this report, with commentary drawn from the extended interviews;

Teachers Guides on Mormon history and the issues of religion, politics and the separation of church and state;

Readings and Links;

A "Join the Discussion" area for viewers;

And, the full four-hour program video streamed for viewing online."

The documentary is a combined effort of both "Frontline News" and "The American Experience" (Produced by award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney ["Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero," "John Paul II: The Millennial Pope"]).

I plan on viewing this to see how the outside world interprets the LDS people, hopefully with a fair and honest eye, and hope to open a discussion after the viewing with all of you to get your take on the documentary and to answer any more questions that may arise following the presentation. I am by no means an expert on LDS theology, but I consider myself an active member of the religion along with 11million others, so this should be intersting at least!

See you there!

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1 comment:

melissa c said...

i've heard this was coming. I intend to watch it

It should be interesting . Thanks for the reminder.