Monday, April 30, 2007
A Mormon on Responding to PBS Series
Today, Maurine Proctor writes about how Mormons should respond to the PBS series: "On the Frontline: PBS Documentary The Mormons." Her piece provides a lot of insight into how Mormons themselves will perceive this week's PBS documentary series. Here is an excerpt:

It is at this fascinating moment that the most comprehensive, thorough and lengthy production ever created about the Church is going to air on PBS. In two hours each on Monday and Tuesday night, April 30, and May 1, The Mormons, will air as an unprecedented collaboration between two PBS news series, “Frontline” and “American Experience.” As the documentary unfolds, will Latter-day Saints cringe in dismay or nod in recognition? Will we feel misrepresented or see ourselves in a way that feels familiar and accurate, saying, “Yes, that’s me. We have been defined with a sure brush stroke.” Word from those who have had advance screenings is that there will be moments of both.

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At 12:08 PM, Blogger Paul said...

I watched part 1 of the PBS series last night. Considering that it's a secular production, I'd give it a B+. There's plenty to give non-Mormons serious pause about the movement's history.

 

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