CoverPicture.jpgThe PBS 4 Hour Special "The Mormons:" Comments & Discussion

This past week was a remarkable week for Mormonism. "The Mormons," written and directed by Helen Whitney, was broadcast by PBS on stations all over America on Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May. As would be expected, opinions regarding this portrait of Mormonism are widely varied. Forums on pbs.org/mormons and newsweek.washingtonpost.com/ and lds.org have received thousands of comments and responses. "The Mormons" can be viewed at the pbs.org/mormons site. Also, this site includes complete transcripts of 13 of the many interviewed for the film, along with additional comments and discussion of Mormon history. Prompted by the broadcasting of "The Mormons," prominent individuals from many disciplines have expressed their perspective of Mormonism from their encounter with its members, history, faith and practice.By phone and email, listeners participated in discussion of this significant event on such topics as the First Vision, Mountain Meadows Massacre and blacks and the priesthood.

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This is the 6 May 2007 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 27th year. To listen to future Talk Shows live, go to www.k-talk.com Sunday evenings 5:00 - 7:00 pm MST. If you have a question or comment, your participation is invited, regardless of your point of view. Your voice will be heard around the world.

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