Sunday, May 20, 2007

History Channel: Opus Dei Revealed - Shocker!

Fresh off my DVR, I just watched the History Channel's "Opus Dei: Revealed" documentary and to my shock and disbelief, it was actually a pretty well balanced presentation. (for the History Channel). I don't know what they put in the water at the History Channel to do that but whatever it is they should keep it coming.

Oh sure they had negative stuff, but the Opus Dei people and detractors both got their say. Its worth watching in my opinion, since they don't paint a horrible picture of Opus Dei with broad strokes.

1 comment:

Timothy said...

From working in TV I can tell you one thing. "The History Channel" "TLC" "Discovery Channel" "A&E" may do their own programming, but 90% of the time, the "A&E Production" may just mean "we paid for someone else to do it for us" because they have a massive program hole to fill, their not too discrimnating when it comes to production. Their almost always done by independent production companies. In fact most are shot, edited and THEN presented to the network for sale. If the production company sells enough it builds a reputation of provining quality projects, the networks will pay them upfront just on the subject matter of the program. They often don't care how it's put together, if it's good enough to air, they'll take it. So just keep in mind, while you may be watching a network, just remember that it's not about what they show you... just the fact their showing something that they can sell adds with. :)

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton