Van Hale Will Be Broadcasting His Interview With Helen Whitney Today, Who Is The Writer, Producer & Director Of The Mormon PBS Documentary.
As much as I hate to advertise Van Hale's program, due to my very low opinion of him and the very deceitful way he deals with people, specifically how he dealt with me and posted all of our private correspondence, without permission, that put me in a bad light, leaving out the last Email(which I asked him to post with no response whatsoever) I sent him, which exposed and put him in a bad light; I felt that I needed to let all Mormon Truth readers out there know that he was going to broadcast his interview with Helen Whitney today, who is the driving force behind the Documentary on Mormons, that will air on PBS tomorrow, April 30 and May 1.
I'm sure that it will be somewhat of a love fest between the 2, as Van Hale is a hopeless, pathetic, Mormon apologist and Helen Whitney seems smitten by the Mormon cult in the interviews she's done so far. Maybe she'll get baptized Mormon and Van Hale can baptize her?
However, I'm sure Van Hale will be outraged at any negative points in the documentary and eager to explain it all away with his typical brand of nonsense and deceit that he spews weekly. So, maybe this interview will suck big time and be of no value whatsoever, but at least you guys will know about it and have the chance to listen to it if you so chose.
Here is part of what was included in the weekly Email I get from Van Hale, the pathetic, deceitful, Mormon apologist, regarding this show:
Mormon Miscellaneous World-Wide Talk Show
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2007
Subject: I will be discussing the two part PBS movie "The Mormons" which will air 30 April and 1 May. Helen Whitney, the producer, director and writer will not be with me live, but I will be recording an interview 28 April which I will broadcast 29 April.
She is a film maker for PBS who has spent 3 years making this film. A DVD was sent to me to preview. While there are some points with which I would disagree, I was very favorably impressed with it and recommend it as a worthwhile documentary on Mormon history and belief. It deals with a number of controversial topics including: Mormon beginnings, problems in Kirtland, Missouri and Nauvoo, polygamy, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and Mormon dissidents. Other topics include: the westward trek, transition from the 19th to the 21st century, the missionary system, welfare program, the response to Katrina, and LDS growth in Africa.
Personally, I would describe it as educational, moving, even-handed and overall, very positive. Whitney has crafted an informative and moving work by weaving together narration, numerous interviews with a number of authors, experts and students of Mormonism representing various perspectives, with many pictures and film clips.
From the PBS summary at www.pbs.org/mormons/ "...the film will explore the richness, the complexities, and the controversies of the Mormons' story as told through interviews with leaders and members of the church, with leading writers and historians, and with supporters and critics of the Mormon faith."
This pbs.org site includes some comments and summary of the program, a 6 minute trailer, and information to find the stations and times where "The Mormons" can be viewed. In Utah it will be broadcast on both KBYU and KUED, 30 April and 1 May at 8:00 pm.
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm MST
Host: Van Hale
Radio Station: KTKK 630 AM, Salt Lake City
Live Internet Streaming Audio can be accessed at:
http://www.k-talk.com/ or mms://stream.netro.ca/ktkk
Salt Lake Call-in Number: 254-5855.
Outside of Salt Lake Number: 801-470-5855.
Internet Participation: Questions and response via email during the program are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyway, for those that do listen to the interview, I'll look forward to your opinions. I'll also be doing a post just for the documentary, where everyone will be able to comment separately on that.
Samuel the Utahnite