Monday, April 30, 2007

a reminder


Tonight is the first part of the two-part PBS documentary on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

7 comments:

dave said...

Note that as of noon tomorrow (Eastern time), the documentary will be available for on-line streaming at the PBS website. [That's how my wife and I will consume this particular piece of media.]

I read the NY Times review of the documentary and was very pleased.

Montserrat said...

Thanks for the reminder. Unfortunately, even though we have dish network our local stations cut out every night around 7:30, si I'm glad Dave posted the link to PBS.

Sumpy Gump said...

Okay, I watched the second half of this documentary and I was quite disappointed with it.

Not very "helpful" information. I wonder what the goal of this documentary was. It seemed like a bunch of Anti-Mormon groups got together and made a documentary.

Better luck next documentary, I guess.

Karen ~ said...

Well, I just watched the second half, too, and am curious what you all thought of it. I found myself thinking during parts of it that it was really, really good, and then in other parts not so much - but it's hard to know (for me) what was accurate and realistic and what was not.

Calandria said...

i meant to write my thoughts of the first part today, but had too many things came up. I had book group tonight and missed the second part but I plan to watch it online tomorrow. Quickly I'll say that for the first part, I liked it, overall. I thought there was a strangely disproportionate amount of time dedicated to Mountain Meadows. I mean, maybe all people do care about it is our sensational history. I don't know. I think if I were not a Mormon and watching the show, I would prefer to know more about other aspects of Mormon history. But anyway, maybe the people who most benefit from that segment are Mormons, many of whom no nothing about that. We are taught a very sanitized version of our history, and while I understand the reasons for that, I think we need to move toward a larger understanding.

O.k, that was more than I planned to write. More thoughts tomorrow.

dave said...

I'll just put out (not having seen it yet), that one advantage of their having spent so much time on Mountain Meadows is that a movie is coming out shortly about it that apparently paints us very poorly, so at least many people will have some historical background.

ave said...

I read an interview with John Voight who plays Brigham Young. He (Voight) believes that the church needs to apologize, again, for the MMM. The whole thing sounded sensational and kind of nuts. Seriously, isn't a monument dedicated to the fallen pioneers and public acknowledgement enough for something that happened at least 150 years ago? How many times does one need to say sorry? I think that most people will find the movie a dead bore.