I have a new job here at FOX News Channel, as Religion Correspondent. For the past few weeks, I’ve been jetting around to some very exciting places with our documentary unit, putting together a special for Easter called, “The Passion: Facts, Fictions and Faith.”
The title pretty much says it all. It’s been quite exciting, as we traveled to Rome and Jerusalem, interviewing experts and looking at artifacts of Jesus’ last week — from his triumphal march into Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday, to his arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection.
The artifacts of the crucifixion and resurrection are particularly poignant and meaningful for Christians, because it is the resurrection that makes Christianity unique. No other religion claims its founder died a horrible and despicable death, and then was raised from that death. In the special, we examine some of the artifacts and explore archeological sites, asking whether they are indeed based on facts, fictions, or faith. And, we investigate whether or not having physical evidence of Jesus’ resurrection matters to people who simply believe.
March 17, 2007
Johnny Dollar has the video of the Fox News Watch panel discussing the Democratic Party pull out…
FishbowlDC has the White House Correspondents Association memo that Helen Thomas got her front row seat and FNC got the shaft while CNN joined the other networks in the front row. Personally I don’t care about tradition or how long Thomas has been there. FNC deserved the front row along with the other networks. It’s about who has the bigger reach: FNC or Helen Thomas?
UPDATE: After thinking it over I decided my original headline was incorrect. While it’s true that both FNC and CNN were jockeying for the front row, it was never spelled out that both had it. Therefore saying that FNC got “pushed back” was innacurate.
Eat The Press’s Sklar sees a lot of green today but seems to be having trouble remembering Lisa Daniels’ and Betty Nguyen’s names. I can’t blame her for not recognizing Daniels since she stopped being an MSNBC anchor over a year ago and she was just filling in for Alex Witt today.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch writes about a Bill O’Reilly public speaking engagement…
In a speech downtown yesterday, news commentator Bill O’Reilly called the alleged sexual abuse of two kidnapped Missouri boys “one of the worst crimes in America” and predicted that if the case goes to trial, “it’s going to be real grisly.”
O’Reilly, host of the Fox News network’s “O’Reilly Factor,” spoke about the Iraq war and American politics to about 800 people at a luncheon sponsored by KFTK Radio, a conservative talk show station that runs his radio show.
When he turned for a few minutes to charges against Michael Devlin, he said he has a source in St. Louis who described the allegations to him in detail. He also attacked the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for “trying to make me into a monster.”