God and the Mass Media

Aired 1998-99. A panel of Father Bud Kaiser, Dr. Anne Lerner (Jewish Theological Seminary), Ken Woodward (Newsweek), and Richard Ostling (AP), moderated by Robert Abernathy, looks at religious television, print, and films past and present. The panel discusses questions about the popularity of programs such as "Touched By an Angel" and "Nothing Sacred". How does television treat religion? What makes a program a "religious" program? Has there been a dramatic increase in the coverage of religion by the media? In part, this program celebrates 50 years of religious programming on CBS -- "Lamp Unto My Feet" debuted in 1948. Contact Phone: 800-494-6007 Purchasing Notes: The cost is $19.98 plus $3.95 shipping and handling per half-hour video.